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Camilla Souto
Marshall Lab

Camilla Souto


Phone: (510) 643-2549

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"I am passionate about understanding the evolution and biogeography of echinoderms, relying on the integration of morphological, molecular and paleontological data. I am interested in studying the influence of heterochronic processes in the evolution of morphologically conservative echinoids, and the geological and biological events that explain the speciation and distribution of cosmopolitan/endemic taxa."


Souto, C. and M. Martins. 2017. Os Equinodermos. Pp. 303 - 315. In Nunes, J.M.C., and M.R.B. de Matos, (eds.), Litoral norte da Bahia: caracterizacao ambiental, biodiversidade e conservacao. EDUFBA, Salvador. ISBN 978-85-232-1456-2. Notes: Title in English: The Echinoderms, In: North coast of Bahia: environmental characteristics, biodiversity and conservation.  Read it

Martins, L., C. Souto, J. Braga and M. Tavares. 2016. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) of the Trindade and Martin Vaz Archipelago, off Brazil, with new records and remarks on taxonomy and species composition. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315416001569.  Read it

Martins, L., C. Souto, and C. Menegola. 2012. A new genus and new species of Sclerodactylidae (Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida) from the south-western Atlantic coast. Zootaxa (Online). 3506:54-62.  Read it

Martins, L., C. Souto, and C. Menegola. 2012. First record of Holothuria (Theelothuria) princeps and Thyone pawsoni [Echinodermata: Holothuroidea] in the South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records. 5:e98.  Read it

Martins, L., C.A. Souto, W.F. Magalhaes, O.F.S. Alves, I.L. Rosa, C. Sampaio. 2012. Echinoderm harvesting in Todos-os-Santos Bay, Bahia state, Brazil: the aquarium trade. Sitientibus. Série Ciências Biológicas. 12:53-59.   Read it

Souto, C.A., C.L.C. Manso, and L.R. Martins. 2011. Rediscovery and redescription of Cassidulus infidus (Echinoidea: Cassidulidae) from Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa (Online). 3095:39-48.  Read it