The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

By Bo Beolens

Just who was once 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 without end associated with Geoffroy's cat? This designated reference presents a quick examine the genuine lives in the back of the medical and vernacular mammal names one encounters in box publications, textbooks, magazine articles, and different scholarly works.

Arranged to reflect normal dictionaries, the greater than 1,300 entries incorporated right here clarify the origins of over 2,000 mammal species names. each one bio-sketch lists the medical 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 clinical 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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Biswas forty three Bindi Kakadu Dunnart Sminthopsis bindi Van Dyck, Woinarski, and Press, 1994 The binomial isn't really, as one may perhaps consider, eponymous. Dr. Steve Van Dyck confirmed that “Bindi is the identify for small dasyurids (carnivorous marsupials) within the language of the Jawoyn humans, conventional vendors of the land from which so much specimens were recorded. ” The dunnart lives in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Bishop Bishop’s Fossorial Spiny Rat Clyomys bishopi Ávila-Pires and Wutke, 1981 Bishop’s slim Mouse-Opossum Marmosops bishopi Pine, 1981 Dr.

He wrote an account of this day trip, In Savage Australia: An Account of a looking and gathering day trip to Arnhem Land and Dampier Land, first released in English in 1926. The ringtail possum was once first accumulated by means of Dahl and is located in northern Australia. The jird is endemic to sandy habitats in Armenia. Dall Dall’s Sheep Ovis dalli Nelson, 1884 Dall’s Porpoise Phocoenoides dalli precise, 1885 Alaskan Brown endure Ursus arctos dalli Merriam, 1896 William Healey Dall (1845–1927) was once an American naturalist.

Andrews, who labored on the AMNH. The species is understood from strandings of in basic terms approximately 35 animals, typically in southern Australia and New Zealand. they seem to prevent vessels and are hardly ever obvious at sea. Bowers Bowers’ White-toothed Rat Berylmys bowersi Anderson, 1879 Captain Alexander Bowers (d. 1887) used to be a British service provider army grasp mariner who commanded fast-sailing clippers and penetrated additional up the Yangtze-Kiang than the other westerner. He was once identified to be very non secular and gave unfastened passage on his ships to missionaries, assisting to establish project stations at locations like Swatow, which was once unfolded to overseas alternate in 1869, while he used to be grasp of Geelong, a passenger/cargo send in-built 1866 and owned through P&O.

From 1969 till 1994 he used to be head of the Mammals part at Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart. he's nonetheless a volunteer there because retiring and keeps to investigate the taxonomy and ecology of African rodents, in addition to mammals of Baden-Württemberg. The rat is endemic to Mount Oku, Cameroon. The shrew named after Dieterlen is the jap subspecies of Johnston’s Pygmy Shrew; it comes from northwest Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda. Dingan Dingaan’s Yellow Bat Scotophilus dinganii A. Smith, 1833 [Alt.

John Leonard Bannister is a former Director and now Honorary Researcher of the Western Australian Museum, Perth. He has written a superb many scientific papers on mammals regularly and cetaceans particularly. The rodent is understood basically from the small island of Kai Besar within the Kai Islands, jap Indonesia. baoule Baoule Baoule’s Mouse Mus baoulei Vermeiren and Verheyen, 1980 The mouse is termed now not after anyone yet after a those who reside the place it happens: the Baoule, initially a part of the Ashanti humans.

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