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Trying Leviathan at the National Museum of Natural History

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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
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2008-07-09T00:34:48.000Z
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Science & Technology  Search this
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Natural History  Search this
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Skin & Bones - Meet the Scientist: Richard Vari

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YouTube Videos
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2015-01-12T18:13:33.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Vertebrate Zoology, Department of

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 37
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 509, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews

Extent:
37 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
2003-2004
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also reminiscences and interviews recorded by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Descriptive Entry:
David G. Smith, Museum Specialist, Susan L. Jewett, Collection Manager, and Inci Altug Bowman, volunteer, Division of Fishes, at the National Museum of Natural History, conducted a series of oral history interviews with senior staff in the division to provide biographical information to the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

Bruce B. Collette (1934- ), an Adjunct Scientist, Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, received the B.S. in 1956 and the Ph.D. in 1960 from Cornell University and has spent most of his career at the National Museum of Natural History. His research specialties include the systematics, evolution, zoogeography, anatomy, and biology of marine fishes, especially Scombroidei (mackerels and tunas), Xiphioidei (bill-fishes), Beloniformes (needlefishes and halfbeaks), and Batrachoididae (toadfishes).

Susan L. Jewett (1945- ), Collections Manager, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, received the B.S. from the University of Louisville in 1967. She joined the staff of the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, in 1969 as a technician and advanced to Collections Manager. She was involved of the primitive coelacanths and their study in the 1990s.

Victor Gruschka Springer (1928- ), Senior Scientist Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, received the B.A. in 1948 from Emory University, the M.S. in 1954 from the University of Miami, and the Ph.D. in 1957 from the University of Texas. His research specialties include the systematics, zoogeography, and anatomy of tropical marine fishes.

James C. Tyler (1935- ), Senior Scientist Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, received the B.A. in 1957 from The George Washington University and the Ph.D. in 1962 from Stanford University. His research specialties include systematic ichthyology, especially Tetraodontiformes (specialized ray-finned fish) and community ecology of coral reef fishes.

Stanley H. Weitzman (1927-2017) was Curator of Fishes Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History. He received the B.A. in 1951 and the M.A. in 1953 from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Ph.D. in 1960 from Stanford University. He joined the Division of Fishes in 1962 until his retirement in 2007. His research specialties include the systematics, anatomy and phylogeny of South American characiform or ray-finned fishes. He and spouse Marilyn J.S. Weitzman often collaborated in their work.

Marilyn Jean Sohner Weitzman (1926- ), Research Associate, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, received the bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949. She married her childhood friend Stanley Weitzman in 1948. She began assisting Weitzman in his NMNH lab in the 1960s and by the 1970s was doing her own work on Lebiasininae or pencil fish, as well as collaborating with Weitzman.

George R. Zug (1938- ) was named Emeritus Research Zoologist after serving as Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History. He received the B.A. in 1960 from Albright College, the M.S. in 1963 from the University of Florida, and the Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of Michigan. His research specialties include the evolution and systematics of amphibians and reptiles, with emphasis on South Pacific species, and the biology and systematics of turtles.

Jeffrey T. Williams (1953-), Research Associate in the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, received the Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Florida in 1986, the M.S. in Zoology, University of South Alabama in 1979, and B.S. in Zoology, Florida State University in 1975. His research focused on the systematics, taxonomy and zoogeography of tropical marine fishes. William came to the Smithsonian in 1983 and served as Ichthyologist and Collections Manager of Fishes until his retirement in 2020.

The Division of Fishes Interviews cover their childhood, educations, the history of the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, the careers of these senior scientists in the department, and reminiscences of colleagues such as Carl L. Hubbs, George S. Myers, and Leonard P. Schultz. The James C. Tyler interviews also cover his role as an administrator at the Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum.

The collection contains twenty-two interview sessions, totaling approximately 46 hours of recordings and transcripts.
Historical Note:
The Division of Fishes in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) was established in the 1850s to carry out research in the systematics of fishes. Throughout its history, research on the national fish collections at the Smithsonian has been conducted both by curators in the National Museum of Natural History and research staff of the Bureau of Fisheries, later the National Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, United States Department of Commerce. The interviewees were Bruce B. Collette, National Systematics Laboratory, U.S. Department of Commerce; Susan L. Jewett, Collection Manager; Victor Gruschka Springer, Curator; James C. Tyler, Curator; Stanley H. Weitzman, Curator, Marilyn Jean Sohner Weitzman, Research Associate; Jeffrey T. Williams, Collections Manager, Fishes; and George R. Zug, Curator, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians.
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Topic:
Museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Ichthyologists  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9616, , Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9616
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Interview of George R. Zug by Joseph C. Mitchell, David G. Smith and Inci Altug Bowman covers his youth in Pennsylvania, education at Albright College, biology major under mentor Al Schwartz, their field trip to Cuba in 1957, graduated 1960 and married...

Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu for more details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9616, , Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
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Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Glossophaga commissarisi

Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): no  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
10 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae
Published Name:
Glossophaga commissarisi
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : COHJR 17034
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d5d418c5-c788-49f8-b6d0-8b9ae25082c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14674366

Glossophaga soricina

Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): no  Search this
Sex:
Female
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
13 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae
Published Name:
Glossophaga soricina
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : COHJR 17046
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3df96a319-0852-4f23-b06e-c1009efe6db7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14674367

Lonchophylla thomasi

Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): no  Search this
Sex:
Female
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
6 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae
Published Name:
Lonchophylla thomasi
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : COHJR 17028
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e9cfaaa0-bfb6-4c15-a0cf-b9e1638bcc31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14674368

Lonchophylla thomasi

Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): no  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
11 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae
Published Name:
Lonchophylla thomasi
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : COHJR 17036
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34633536b-711f-420a-9a80-7f4ffb306df9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14674369

Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Female
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Rodentia, Sciuromorpha, Sciuridae, Sciurinae
Published Name:
Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2789
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3662ae23b-6911-4135-acb0-3b4ace9296ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676277

Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Rodentia, Sciuromorpha, Sciuridae, Sciurinae
Published Name:
Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2790
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f44d2ba0-0880-4e7f-a935-481318517432
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676278

Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Rodentia, Sciuromorpha, Sciuridae, Sciurinae
Published Name:
Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2791
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/337ab697d-ed30-4e6e-a709-eab1b56c0120
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676279

Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
24 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Rodentia, Sciuromorpha, Sciuridae, Sciurinae
Published Name:
Sciurus granatensis chiriquensis
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2810
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3189fa14f-4003-4b11-8da7-3b9748a177b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676280

Melanomys caliginosus

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Rodentia, Myomorpha, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae
Published Name:
Melanomys caliginosus
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2796
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36ccc6078-44c4-456a-9c40-e5a7d64cd439
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676281

Hoplomys gymnurus

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Female
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Rodentia, Hystricomorpha, Echimyidae, Eumysopinae
Published Name:
Hoplomys gymnurus
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2794
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b3eaaac4-e946-4cb8-885f-5e2d6c05e6b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676282

Marmosa robinsoni

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Metatheria, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, Didelphinae
Published Name:
Marmosa robinsoni
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2795
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/392ba427a-f81a-4156-8071-635dc91426ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676283

Choloepus hoffmanni hoffmanni

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Female
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
23 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Pilosa, Folivora, Megalonychidae
Published Name:
Choloepus hoffmanni hoffmanni
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2804
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35995edb3-f07a-4b08-8a9e-4a9876a1952c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676284

Tamandua mexicana opistholeuca

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Pilosa, Vermilingua, Myrmecophagidae
Published Name:
Tamandua mexicana opistholeuca
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2783
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/355109fa1-b0bb-49c1-b349-6d6ef5279a8a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676285

Tamandua mexicana opistholeuca

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Female
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Pilosa, Vermilingua, Myrmecophagidae
Published Name:
Tamandua mexicana opistholeuca
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2786
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30fb7bc76-ab8e-42dd-a1ab-a65d50174566
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676286

Procyon lotor

Collector:
F. M. Greenwell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Sex:
Male
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
22 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Carnivora, Caniformia, Procyonidae
Published Name:
Procyon lotor
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : FMG 2784
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3745e81ac-addf-4a0b-9efa-30cc15d9e924
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_14676287

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