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Backbone Newsletter, 1988-2006

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Newsletters
Collection descriptions
Date:
1988
1988-2006
Summary:
This accession includes a reference set of the newsletter "Backbone" (Volumes 1-11).
Topic:
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 94-062
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Backbone Newsletter 1988-2010 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Chairman's Records, 1982-1992

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Subject:
Heyer, W. Ronald
Thorington, Richard W
Zug, George R. 1938-
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1982
1982-1992
Summary:
This accession consists of Chairman's records pertaining to research, special projects, and collections management in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence with Smithsonian administration, departmental staff, and outside museums and organizations; research proposals; divisional memoranda concerning funding requests and collection policies; divisional reports; and curatorial meeting agendas, memoranda, and minutes. Most of the records were created and maintained by Richard W. Thorington during his tenure as Department Chairman (1987-present). Some materials date back to past Chairmen, including George R. Zug (1978-1983), and W. Ronald Heyer (1984-1987).
Topic:
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-139
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Chairmen's Records 1965-1992 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The vertebrate zoology of Sind : a systematic account ... / by James A. Murray

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Author:
Murray, James A
Physical description:
xvi, 424 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
India
Sindh
Date:
1884
Notes:
"Erratum slip inserted opposite p. iv."
Printed in India.
Includes tables of geographical distribution in Persia, Beloochistan, and Afghanistan; Punjab, North-west Provinces and the peninsula of India.
Topic:
Vertebrates
Call number:
QL606.56.I4 M98
QL606.56.I4M98
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Correspondence, 1962-2011

view Correspondence, 1962-2011 digital asset number 1
Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Subject:
Zug, George R. 1938-
Ernst, Carl H
University of Michigan
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1962
1962-2011
Summary:
This accession consists of the correspondence of George R. Zug, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus, 1969- . There is also correspondence relating to Zug's graduate work at the University of Michigan prior to his tenure at the Smithsonian. In addition, there is a small amount of correspondence from Carl H. Ernst. Materials include correspondence, clippings, postcards, and photographs.
Topic:
Amphibians
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-533
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Correspondence 1873-2011 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Oceanographic Research Cruises Records, 1949-1971

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Creator:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Subject:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Physical description:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1949
1949-1971
Summary:
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service initiated oceanographic researches of fishing operations in the Gulf of Mexico, beginning in the summer of 1950. The purposes were to take inventory of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and to gather data for commercial and maritime fisheries. The marine vessels (M/V), later changed to research vessels (R/V), used in the studies that are part of this collection were the George M. Bowers, Combat, Coquette, Herman Cortez, Geronimo, Gulf Ranger, Milmar, Normandie, Oregon, Oregon II, Pelican, Undaunted, and Vessel X.
Topic:
Fishes
Ichthyology
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. T90046
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1940-1996

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1940
1940-1996
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians professional staff, including correspondence concerning taxonomic questions; the identification, acquisition, and exchange of specimens; field work and expeditions; public inquiries; and divisional administration. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, photographs of animals, drawings, drafts of publications, and occasionally copies of the publications themselves.
Topic:
Amphibians
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-066
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Correspondence 1873-2011 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Maps, 1874-1903 and undated

view Maps, 1874-1903 and undated digital asset number 1
Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Fishes
Subject:
Elliott, Henry Wood 1846-1930
Physical description:
1 oversize folder
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Maps
Date:
1874
1874-1903
1874-1903 and undated
Summary:
These records consist of a group of maps found in the Division of Fishes, and a watercolor painting of Unalaska by Henry Wood Elliott, 1874, marked as a gift to Mrs. Spencer F. Baird.
Topic:
Fishes
Ichthyology
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 86-058
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Maps 1874-1903 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records, 1937-1988

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1937
1937-1988
Summary:
These records consist of alphabetic correspondence, 1979-1988; visitors records, 1937-1981; chronological correspondence, 1971-1975; research and nomenclature correspondence, arranged by family grouping, c. 1950's-1980's; and correspondence with Smithsonian Secretaries, c. 1940's-1960's.
Topic:
Fishes
Ichthyology
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-134
See more items in:
Correspondence 1865-2009 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes]
Visitor Records 1937-1981 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes]
Chronologic Files 1971-1975 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence, 1961-1989

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Physical description:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1961
1961-1989
Summary:
These records contain the correspondence of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, primarily from the late 1970s to 1989, although a few items date back to the 1960s. The correspondence is widely varied. Much of it pertains to the exchange of specimens. There is substantial correspondence between the scientists at the National Museum of Natural History and their colleagues at other institutions. There is also a sizeable amount of correspondence with the general public. The outgoing responses are stapled to incoming letters and filed alphabetically by addressee. Materials include photographs of animals, drawings, drafts of publications and copies of the publications themselves. The letters often contain accounts of the research and field expeditions performed by Smithsonian staff.
Topic:
Amphibians
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 94-069
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Correspondence 1873-2011 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Megalaima pulcherrima

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Collector:
D. Foote
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rinangisan, Kimanis Road, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, Asia
Collection Date:
23 Mar 1983
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
13 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Aves Piciformes Capitonidae
Published Name:
Megalaima pulcherrima
Accession Number:
355790
Other Numbers:
Field Number : DF 332
USNM Number:
559836
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Birds
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
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Hemiprocne comata

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Collector:
A. L. Mack
Preparation:
Skeleton: Partial
Remarks:
missing 1 tibiotarsus and tarsometatarsus
Sex:
unknown
Place:
Menggalong Forest Reserve, Sipitang, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, Asia
Collection Date:
16 Jul 1983
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
13 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Aves Apodiformes Hemiprocnidae
Published Name:
Hemiprocne comata
Accession Number:
355790
Other Numbers:
Field Number : ALM 570
USNM Number:
559923
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Birds
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division

Machaerhamphus alcinus

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Collector:
D. Gardner
C. M. Francis
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
unknown
Place:
Gomantong Caves, 35 km S of Sandakan., Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, Asia
Collection Date:
Dec 1982
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
13 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Aves Falconiformes Accipitridae
Published Name:
Machaerhamphus alcinus
Accession Number:
355790
USNM Number:
559816
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Birds
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division

Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861)

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Collector:
Robert E. Jones
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean
Preparation:
Skull
Partial Skull
Photograph
Prep Count:
2
Remarks:
Ear bone (left bulla)
Views of carcass
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Point Reyes, Mcclures Beach, Marin, California, United States, North America, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
30 Apr 1975
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Eschrichtiidae
Published Name:
Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : REJ 864
USNM Number:
504305
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Mammals
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
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Oryzoborus angolensis theobromae

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Collector:
C. J. Marinkelle
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Male
Type Status:
Type
Type Citation:
Olson. May 19, 1981. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington. 94 (1): 43, 51.
Place:
Melgar, Tolima, Colombia, South America
Collection Date:
1 Mar 1968
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
11 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Aves Aves Passeriformes Passeriformes Emberizidae Emberizidae Emberizinae Emberizinae
Published Name:
Oryzoborus angolensis theobromae
Sporophila angolensis theobromae Olson
Accession Number:
336444
USNM Number:
582224
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Birds
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
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Departmental Records, 1967, 1978-2007

view Departmental Records, 1967, 1978-2007 digital asset number 1
Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Date:
1978
1978-2007
1967, 1978-2007
Summary:
This accession consists of administrative subject files primarily documenting the operation of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Subjects include collections management, strategic planning, projects, committees, and general department and division information. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, budgets, reports, clippings, permits, and collection statistics.
Topic:
Natural history museums--Collection management
Strategic planning
Vertebrates
Zoology
Vertebrate Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-556
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Departmental Records 1954-2007 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Professional Activity Files, c. 1971-1980

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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mammals
Subject:
Mead, James G
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1971
1971-1980
c 1971-1980
Summary:
This accession consists of records of the Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, created by marine mammal expert, James G. Mead. These files document his professional meetings, projects, and conferences attended as part of his offical duties. Materials include meeting and conference records, reports, papers, and related items.
Topic:
Mammalogy
Mammals
Vertebrates
Vertebrate Zoology
Mammalogists
Professional associations
Local number:
SIA Acc. 88-106
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Professional Activity Files 1971-1980, 2000-2007 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mammals]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Storage Area, Division of Mammals, U.S. National Museum

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum
United States National Museum Division of Mammals
National Collections
Natural History Building
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1920
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The original negative numbers were 26551 and 97-3055, but those negatives have been lost.
Summary:
Laboratory and storage area is for specimens of the Division of Mammals in the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. This is typical of laboratories where the study collections were kept and where museum research was conducted. Skulls are lined up on top of storage cabinets which are along one wall. Two drawers are open showing specimens stored there. A long table runs along the outside wall under the windows.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 24, and Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 1A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Natural history museums
Laboratories
Museum buildings
Research
Skulls
Storage
Vertebrate Zoology
Standard number:
2002-10671
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Megalaima pulcherrima

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Collector:
Frederick H. Sheldon
J. Kennard
Preparation:
Skeleton: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rinangisan, Kimanis-Kenningau Road, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, Asia
Collection Date:
1 Apr 1983
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
13 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Aves Piciformes Capitonidae
Published Name:
Megalaima pulcherrima
Accession Number:
355790
Other Numbers:
Field Number : SHELDON 13
USNM Number:
559835
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Birds
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division

Malagabdella vagans (Blanchard)

view Malagabdella vagans (Blanchard) digital asset number 1
Collector:
E. D. Cashatt
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Perinet, 2 Km E Of, Tamatave, Madagascar
Collection Date:
6 Oct 1962
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
10 Jan 2013
Common name:
Leeches
Taxonomy:
Animalia Annelida Hirudinea Haemadipsidae
Published Name:
Malagabdella vagans (Blanchard)
Accession Number:
242082
USNM Number:
55386
See more items in:
Worms
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.

British zoology

Pennant's zoology DSI
view British zoology digital asset number 1
Author:
Pennant, Thomas 1726-1798
Former owner:
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984 DSI
Donor:
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937- DSI
Physical description:
4 v., [278] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (etchings) ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1776
1777
1776-1777
Notes:
Preface signed: Thomas Pennant.
Vols. 1-3 are dated 1776, vol. 4 1777.
With an additional t.p., engraved, "printed for Benj. White" to each of the 1st three volumes; the t.p. to v. 4 is engraved.
The pagination and register of v. 2 continue those of v. 1.
The edition statement appears on the t.p. to v. 1 only.
Errata: verso of p. [xxxiv] of v.1; p. [426] of v. 3; p. 148 of v. 4; "Additions and corrections to British zoology," [8] p. following p. [761] in v. 2.
Contents:
Vol. 1 Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds -- v. 2 Class II. Water-fowl -- v. 3 Class III. Reptiles. Class IV. Fish -- v. 4 Class V-VI . Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea
Topic:
Vertebrates
Zoology
Call number:
QL255 .P412 1776
QL255.P412 1776
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

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