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Edgar A. Mearns with woman and child, standing on United States-Mexico Boundary, 1892

Subject:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
United States National Museum
United States and Mexican Boundary Survey
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Gelatin silver prints
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1892
Notes:
Also known as: RU7083_Box4_F2_Mearns01 [SPI_1678]
Summary:
Edgar A. Mearns with woman and child, probably wife Ella and son Louis di Zerega. From 1892 to 1894, Edgar Alexander Mearns served as a medical officer with the United States-Mexican Boundary Survey, for which he established a biological section for the collection of specimens of flora and fauna.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Image #SIA2012-7705
Topic:
Botany
Medicine
Naturalists
Scientific expeditions
Zoology
Local number:
SIA RU007083 [SIA2012-7705]
Restrictions:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Fishes collected in the Philippine Islands by Maj. Edgar A. Mearns, surgeon, U. S. Army

Author:
Evermann, Barton Warren
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1906
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 31(1491): 505-512, 4 figs..
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.31-1491.505
Topic:
Natural History
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

On a collection of fishes from the Philippine Islands, made by Maj. Edgar A.Mearns, surgeon, U. S. Army, with descriptions of seven new species

Author:
Seale, Alvin
Bean, Barton A.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1907
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 33(1568): 229-248, 8 figs..
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.33-1568.229
Topic:
Natural History
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Notes on a collection of fishes made by Dr. Edgar A. Mearns from rivers tributary to the Gulf of California

Author:
Snyder, John Otterbein
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1915
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 49(2125): 573-586, 1 fig., 2 pls..
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.49-2125.573
Topic:
Natural History
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Xyrauchen texanus

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Preparation:
Dry Osteological Specimen
Specimen Notes
Prep Count:
1
1
Place:
No Data
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Part skull.
Record Last Modified:
9 Jun 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Catostomidae Catostominae
Published Name:
Xyrauchen texanus
USNM Number:
110128
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division

Apogon

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Radiograph
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Apogonidae Apogoninae
Published Name:
Apogon
Accession Number:
046985
USNM Number:
57964
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Data Source:
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Sphaeramia orbicularis

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Radiograph
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Apogonidae Apogoninae
Published Name:
Sphaeramia orbicularis
Accession Number:
046985
USNM Number:
57954
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Upeneus sulphureus

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
2 Feb 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Mullidae
Published Name:
Upeneus sulphureus
USNM Number:
89593
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Data Source:
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Platax orbicularis

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Unknown
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
10 Mar 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Ephippidae
Published Name:
Platax orbicularis
Accession Number:
046985
USNM Number:
58006
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Data Source:
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Sphaeramia orbicularis

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Polyester
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Apogonidae Apogoninae
Published Name:
Sphaeramia orbicularis
Other Numbers:
Catalog Number : USNM 57954
USNM Number:
RAD105107
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Apogon

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Acetate
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Apogonidae Apogoninae
Published Name:
Apogon
Other Numbers:
Catalog Number : USNM 57964
USNM Number:
RAD105127
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Data Source:
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Upeneus sulphureus

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Polyester
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
2 Feb 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Mullidae
Published Name:
Upeneus sulphureus
Other Numbers:
Catalog Number : USNM 89593
USNM Number:
RAD111129
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Data Source:
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Platax orbicularis

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Polyester
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
10 Mar 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Ephippidae
Published Name:
Platax orbicularis
Other Numbers:
Catalog Number : USNM 57930
USNM Number:
RAD112204
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division

Platax orbicularis

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Polyester
Prep Count:
1
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
10 Mar 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Ephippidae
Published Name:
Platax orbicularis
Other Numbers:
Catalog Number : USNM 58006
USNM Number:
RAD112306
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Data Source:
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Platax orbicularis

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Place:
Zamboanga, Philippines, Philippines, Pacific
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Specimens x-rayed for David Johnson; Zamboanga is locality on the neck label, but this data is omitted from the ledger.
Record Last Modified:
10 Mar 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Ephippidae
Published Name:
Platax orbicularis
Accession Number:
046983
USNM Number:
57930
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division

Xyrauchen texanus

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Preparation:
Dry Osteological Specimen
Specimen Notes
Prep Count:
1
1
Place:
Verde River at Fort Verde, Arizona, Arizona, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Apr 1884
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
dried fins; originally ident. as Catostomus cypho
Record Last Modified:
9 Jun 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Catostomidae Catostominae
Published Name:
Xyrauchen texanus
USNM Number:
381331
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Data Source:
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Amia calva

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Preparation:
Dry Osteological Specimen
Specimen Notes
Prep Count:
1
1
Place:
Florida. Kissimmee River, Florida, United States, North America
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Fish bone ledger no. 26213; skull.
Record Last Modified:
9 Jun 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Amiiformes Amiidae
Published Name:
Amia calva
Other Numbers:
Bone Ledger Number : 26213
USNM Number:
260344
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Data Source:
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Atractosteus spatula

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Preparation:
Dry Osteological Specimen
Specimen Notes
Prep Count:
2
1
Place:
Florida. Kissimmee., Florida, United States, North America
Specimen Count:
2
Notes:
Fish bone ledger no. 26214; skulls.
Record Last Modified:
9 Jun 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Actinopterygii Actinopterygii Semionotiformes Semionotiformes Lepisosteidae Lepisosteidae
Published Name:
Atractosteus spatula
Lepisosteus spatula
Other Numbers:
Bone Ledger Number : 26214
USNM Number:
260361
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Balaeniceps rex

Collector:
DR. Edgar A. Mearns
Preparation:
Skin: Mounted
Skeleton: Partial
Remarks:
trunk
Sex:
Female
Place:
Bahr El Ghazal, Bahr Al Ghazal, Sudan, Africa
Collection Date:
7 Mar 1910
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Mounted skin cataloged as USNM 216074, trunk skeleton as USNM 19969.
Record Last Modified:
2 Oct 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Aves Ciconiiformes Balaenicipitidae
Published Name:
Balaeniceps rex
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 18638
Other Catalog Number : 19969
USNM Number:
216074
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division

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Gobius calderae

Collector:
Dr. Edgar A. Mearns
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific
Preparation:
Radiograph
Illustration
Prep Count:
1
1
Remarks:
Scanned by Mary Y. Whittle/Lisa F. Palmer July 1999.
Type Status:
Type
Place:
Phiippine Islands: Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines, Pacific
Collection Date:
1904
Specimen Count:
3
Notes:
255 004 specimens previously listed in ledger.
Record Last Modified:
6 Jan 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiinae
Published Name:
Gobius calderae
USNM Number:
55625
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Data Source:
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