Barry van Bakel, palaeontologist and carcinologist for 20+ years, studies fossil crabs with focus on the primitive crabs (podotremata). He is associated researcher at the Oertijdmuseum and Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Comparative morphology with extant congeners and macroevolution are typical aspects of his recent work. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Van Der Lijn onderscheiding, the highest award for paleontologists in the Netherlands, and in the same year a monograph on the palaeocorystoid crabs was published. Recent publications describe Jurassic and Cretaceous Hermit crabs, and primitive true crabs.
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