Nathan Jones Curador

Unido: 29.jun.2019 Última actividad: 03.jun.2023

I may occasionally make identifications to species level, based on the current literature despite if a genus ID may be more foolproof. My rationale for using these speculative IDs is to enable researchers to efficiently retrieve locality data for the species being studied.

Donate Specimens to the AIMG

American Isopod and Myriapod Group website

Visual Guide to the Porcellio and Similar Species of North and Central America
Armadillidium vulgare Versus Armadillidium nasatum

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a high school student passionate about genetics, ecology, and taxonomy, and am constantly fascinated by the complexities of the natural world. My particular interests lie in understudied areas such as ocelli morphology and function, reproductive behavior, and arthropod spatial cognition. Through my hands-on research experiences in both field and laboratory settings, I have honed my skills in taxonomic photography, data collection, animal husbandry, species identification, and microscopy.

I am proud to be a co-founder of the American Isopod and Myriapod Group (AIMG) and serve as the lead editor for its publications. Alongside managing and maintaining all of AIMG's social media accounts, I am dedicated to making this group better and supporting its mission.

In my free time, I am an active iNaturalist user with a focus on Isopoda. As one of the few active Isopoda curators, I take pleasure in helping to keep iNaturalist's taxonomic data up-to-date. Additionally, I have been working with Dr. Carlos and the APHIS team on revising the distribution of terrestrial Isopoda in the contiguous United States, which has been an enriching and rewarding experience.

I am driven by a love for science and a desire to make a positive impact on the world. All of my photos posted on iNaturalist are taken and edited by me unless otherwise stated, and I allow anyone to use my CC-BY photographs as long as they provide proper credit (Nathan Jones, not Blastcat please). Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my scientific pursuits!

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Observation Heatmap

First Known Photographs of Living Specimens:
Caecidotea nodula
Arrenurus (Megaluracarus) expansus
Notapictinus aurivillii

iNat Firsts:
Caecidotea nodula
Genus Rickettsiella
Arrenurus (Megaluracarus) expansus
Attheyella illinoisensis
Nepa apiculata
Notapictinus aurivillii

Projects I admin/created:
Unambiguous Isopods, a project to document isopods that show all defining characteristics for a 100% verifiable ID.
First iNat Isopoda Records, a project to document the first observation of each isopod species.
Porcellio scaber lusitanus-like Individuals, The aim of this project is to collect range information on the many individuals with allometric growth resembling Porcellio scaber lusitanus.

Unofficial iNat Discord Server
AIMG Discord Server

Other Socials:

It is my wish that all of the content I have contributed to iNaturalist (Observations, Identifications, comments, medias, etc.) remain on the site in the event of my death.

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