By Michael Watkins, Bo Beolens, Michael Grayson
Simply who used to be the Przewalski after whom Przewalski's horse was once named? Or Husson, the eponym for the rat Hydromys hussoni? Or the Geoffroy whose identify is perpetually associated with Geoffroy's cat? This specific reference offers a short examine the genuine lives at the back of the medical and vernacular mammal names one encounters in box courses, textbooks, magazine articles, and different scholarly works.
Arranged to reflect average dictionaries, the greater than 1,300 entries integrated the following clarify the origins of over 2,000 mammal species names. every one bio-sketch lists the clinical and common-language names of all species named after the individual, outlines the individual's significant contributions to mammalogy and different branches of zoology, and contains short information regarding his or her mammalian namesake's distribution. the 2 appendixes record medical and customary names for ease of reference, and, the place acceptable, person entries contain mammals commonly—but mistakenly—believed to be named after people.
The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is a hugely readable and informative consultant to the folks whose names are immortalized in mammal nomenclature.
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Brown (b. 1929) is an Associate in the zoology department and a benefactor of the Field Museum in Chicago, where there is a speciﬁc Barbara Brown Fund for Mammal Research. She was trained as an economist but was working as a helper at a children’s nature camp when she was recruited in about 1970 to the Field Museum by the then Curator of Mammals, Philip Hershkovitz. The titi monkey was ﬁrst described as a race of the Masked Titi Callicebus personatus, and the citation reads that “the subspecies is named in honor of Associate Barbara E.
Krefftii] Henry “Harry” Greensill Barnard (1869–1966) was an Australian zoologist, naturalist, and grazier in Queensland. His father, George, was an entomologist and an oologist whose collection got so large that he had to build himself a private museum at Coomooboolaroo in 1891. On George’s death in 1894 the collection was sold to Lord Rothschild’s private museum at Tring, England (now part of the British Museum of Natural History). Many naturalists and zoologists, such as Carl Lumholtz in 1883, stayed at Coomooboolaroo.
He has written many papers and described a number of species. He is also honored in the trinomials of three subspecies: two bats, Glossophaga commissarisi bakeri and Lophostoma saurophila bakeri, and one pocket gopher, Geomys texensis bakeri. The mouse is found in the mountains of Guerrero State, Mexico. Balston Inland Broad-nosed Bat Scotorepens balstoni Thomas, 1906 [Alt. Western Broad-nosed Bat; Syn. Nycticeius balstoni] Tube-nosed Bat sp. Murina balstoni Thomas, 1908 [Syn. M. suilla Temminck, 1840] William Edward Balston (1848–1918) was a successful British businessman who was also interested in ornithology.
The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals by Michael Watkins, Bo Beolens, Michael Grayson