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PD Dr. Carsten Lüter

Carsten Lüter
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin



  • Biomineralisation of the Brachiopod shell
  • Evolution and phylogenetic systematics of Brachiopoda with morphological and molecular methods
  • Taxonomy of brachiopods
  • Biogeography and diversity of thecideoid brachiopods
  • Species catalogue of recent brachiopods (worldwide)
  • Type catalogues of the collection Marine Invertebrates
  • History of the collection Marine Invertebrates

Publications (Selection)

Seidel, R. & Lüter, C. (2014): Overcoming the fragility – X-ray computed micro-tomography elucidates brachiopod endoskeletons. Frontiers in Zoology 11: 65. PDF

Passamaneck, Y.; Furchheim, N.; Hejnol, A.; Martindale, M.Q. & Lüter, C. (2011): Ciliary photoreceptors in the cerebral eyes of a protostome larva. EvoDevo 2, 6. Open Access: doi:10.1186/2041-9139-2-6 PDF

Hoffmann, J. & Lüter, C. (2010): Shell development in thecidellinine brachiopods with description of a new Recent genus. Special Papers in Palaeontology 84, 137-160.

Meixner, M.J.; Lüter, C.; Eckert, C.; Itskovich, V.; Janussen, D.; von Rintelen, T.; Bohne, A.V.; Meixner, J.M. & Hess, W.R. (2007): Phylogenetic analysis of freshwater sponges provide evidence for endemism and radiation in ancient lakes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45, 875-886.

Lüter, C. (2007) Anatomy. In: Selden, P.A. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, part H: Brachiopoda, revised, Vol. 6 . The Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press, Boulder and Lawrence. pp. 2321-2355.