Dave Edmonds

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Dave Edmonds on the Hip-O Ranch,
near Marfa, Presidio County, Texas.


In 2000 Dave Edmonds retired from his academic position at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and relocated to the Big Bend region of Texas. He and his wife, Teresa, now make their home in the small town of Marfa, where he continues his work on the scarabaeine dung beetles. Dave's current projects include a survey of the scarabaeine fauna of far west Texas and adjacent regions of the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila and an update (with Jiri Zidek) of his 1994 revision of the genus Phanaeus. His post-"retirement" publications so far include a revision of the phanaeine genus Sulcophanaeus (2000), the section on phanaeines in the second volume of Atlas de los Escarabajos de Mexico (2003), a revision of the phanaeine genus Oxysternon (2004, with Jiri Zidek), a phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Phanaeini (2004, with Keith Philips and Clarke Scholtz), and the description of a new species of Phanaeus (2004). Anticipated projects are a revision of the phanaeine genus Coprophanaeus, an analysis of the scarabaeine fauna of the El Chocó region of Colombia (with J. C. Neita and J. L. Pardo-Locarno), a new treatment of scarabaeine reproductive/nesting behavior (with Gonzalo Halffter), and (as a break from scarabaeidology) a geographical history of Presidio County, Texas. Currently Dave is a professor emeritus at Cal Poly-Pomona and holds courtesy the positions of Investigador Invitado at the Instituto de Ecología in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, as well as a Research Associate at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural Histo

P.O. Box 426
Marfa, Texas 79843

TEL: (915) 729-4178
E-MAIL: wdedmonds@sbcglobal.net

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