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bar Paula Bohaska
    Paula W. Bohaska
    Research Assistant

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    PO Box 37012, MRC 108
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B.A. (Biology): Florida Atlantic University, 1975
B.A. (Studio Art): Mount Holyoke College, 1972

Collection Management Responsibilities

I assist with collection management activities, including specimen preparation and organization, cataloging, specimen installations, and assisting visitors.

Research Interests and Responsibilities

I assisted the late Curator Emeritus Dr. Richard Thorington, Jr. with his research, particularly a collaboration in a series of papers on detailed anatomy and functional adaptations in mammals. Personal interests include Estuarine Biology, Ornithology, Ichthyology and the natural history of Florida and the Chesapeake Bay area.

Recent Publications

Kawashima, Tomokazu, Thorington, Richard W., Bohaska, Paula W. and Sato, Fumi 2017. Evolutionary Transformation of the Palmaris Longus Muscle in Flying Squirrels (Pteromyini: Sciuridae): An Anatomical Consideration of the Origin of the Uniquely Specialized Styliform Cartilage. Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J.: 2007), 300(2): 340-352. doi:10.1002/ar.23471

Kawashima, Tomokazu, Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Bohaska, Paula W., Chen, Yen-Jean and Sato, Fumi 2015. Anatomy of Shoulder Girdle Muscle Modifications and Walking Adaptation in the Scaly Chinese Pangolin (Manis Pentadactyla Pentadactyla: Pholidota) Compared with the Partially Osteoderm-Clad Armadillos (Dasypodidae). The Anatomical Record, 298(7): 1217-1236. doi:10.1002/ar.23170

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