Echinoid Character Set

Bruce Neill bneill at BESTWEB.NET
Tue Feb 26 23:28:37 CST 2002

In the spirit of the Tree of Life Initiative, and to facilitate
communication among researchers interested in taxonomic or systematic
analyses of regular echinoids, I would like to compile a morphological
character-set potentially suitable for systematic analysis of any regular
echinoid group.

As characters are submitted, I will compile a list (citing the source
(author and/or publication) of the characters).  Once the character-set is
complete, I will make it available on appropriate list-servers and any
other media in which it might be suitably presented (e.g., the Echinoderm

If you are interested in commenting on, or contributing to this character-
set list, please reply to me (off-list) at bneill at  I will
gather the addresses of those interested parties and proceed to compile the

Thank you and my apologies for cross-postings.

Bruce Neill, Ph.D.
bneill at

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