I am a biologist and paleontologist, with a Master’s degree in Zoology (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and a PhD in Paleontology (University of Tübingen, Germany).

p1030414My main research interest is mollusks, especially land and freshwater snails (eventually I dabble in some other topics, though). I work with both fossil and recent animals, in the areas of taxonomy /systematics, paleoecology and biogeography; also, my work with recent animals is often relevant for conservation efforts. I also have experience with the curatorship of fossil and recent museum collections (of mollusks, naturally).

I firmly believe that one of researchers’ main goals is (or should be) to transmit science to the public, so I’m often involved in science communication and outreach. My other interests span ornithologyarchaeology (especially Egyptology), mythology and general geek culture.

You can follow me on Twitter (@Kraken_Scholar) or follow my work on Research Gate.


  • 2016 – PhD in Natural Sciences, Paleontology (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany)
  • 2011 – Master of Science, Zoology (University of São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil)
  • 2010 – Licentiate in Biological Sciences (University of São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil)
  • 2009 – Bachelor in Biological Sciences (University of São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil)

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