and Reports

The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group has made great strides in recent years in the scientific advancement and public awareness of occlupanids. A collection of notable publications and reports are collected here:

mmuseumm_boxA diverse selection of fifty notable Occlupanid type specimens were on on display at Mmuseumm as part of their 2018 Exhibition. A catalog of the event, along with relevant data for all featured Occlupanids, is available at the Mmuseumm Online Store. Audio guide information for each of the loaned holotypes can be reached by dialing +1 (888) 763-8839, ext. 7200 through 7250.

In 2011 Dr. Bruce Ragsdale collaborated with HORG and other physicians to publish the first internationally recognized paper on occlupanids in a peer-reviewed medical journal:

Plastic bag clip discovered in partial colectomy accompanying proposal for phylogenic plastic bag clip classification

The meticulously researched paper goes beyond simply warning of the dangers of occlupanophagy; it makes a strong case for the recognition of occlupanid phylogeny by the greater scientific and medical community. An outstanding achievement!

National Public Radio featured ‘occlupanid’ as a mystery vocabulary word on the radio programme “Says You!” in 2010.
Occlupanids on NPR show “Says You!”

Zoologist and Writer Rhianna Boyle discusses art, science and reality with HORG in ‘Toward a Taxonomy of the Plasticae: Meeting The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group’ for the Quarterly magazine The Lifted Brow