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Proceedings of The Academy of Natural Sciences (Vol. 150, 2000)
Proceedings of The Academy of Natural Sciences (Vol. 150, 2000)

 
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By Earle E. Spamer (ed)
Year: 2000
Pages: 344
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1437955495

Product Code: 1437955495

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Contents: Arthur J. Cain (1921-1999); The legacy of “friends of natural science”: A systematic look at the scientific pubs. of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1817-2000; To the ends of the earth for science: Research expeditions of the Academy of Natural Sciences -- the first 150 years, 1812-1962; A national treasure: Accounting for the natural history specimens from the Lewis & Clark Expedition (western N. Am., 1803-1806) in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; Etheldred Benett of Wiltshire, England, the first lady geologist -- Her fossil collection in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and the rediscovery of “lost” specimens of Jurassic Trigoniidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) with their soft anatomy preserved; Type and other specimens of Crustacea (Arthropoda) described by de Saussure (1853) rediscovered in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; Cuticular ultrastructure of “Paragordius esavianus” Carvalho and “P. varius” (Leidy) (Nematomorpha: Chrododidae: Paragordinae); New and poorly known species of long-palped crane flies (Diptera; Tipulidae) from Mongolia; A review of the genus “Decimiana” Uvarov, 1940 (Insecta: Mantodea), with description of a new species; Nomenclatural emendations in the family Fascioloriidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda); An early actinopterygian fish from the Catskill Formation (Late Devonian, Famennian) in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.; Two new species of “Leporinus” Spix with a review of the blotched species of the Rio Orinoco system and redescription of “Leporinus muyscorum” Steindachner (Charciformes: Anostomidae); A review of the moray eels (Angulliformes: Muraenidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with description of two new species; Beginning an end to 63 years of uncertainty: The Neotropical parakeets known as “Pyrrhura picta” and “P. leucotis” comprise more than two species; Temperature-based models of the migration of Swainson’s Flycatcher “Myiarchus swainsoni” across S. Am.”: A new use for museum specimens of migratory birds. Illus.

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