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Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978

Overview
Works: 545 works in 1,144 publications in 2 languages and 13,291 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Pictorial works  Field guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Honoree, Other, Composer, Contributor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Alexander Wetmore
Song and garden birds of North America by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history and color illustrations of 327 species
Water, prey, and game birds of North America by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to water, prey, and game birds in North America
The book of birds : the first work presenting in full color all the major species of the United States and Canada by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 1939 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The migrations of birds by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

24 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers in avian paleontology honoring the 90th birthday of Alexander Wetmore( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen papers covering diverse aspects of avian paleontologyfrom the earliest known bird to extinct species found in Indian middensare collected here to honor the 90th birthday of Alexander Wetmore. These are preceded by an appraisal of the current state of avian paleontology and of Alexander Wetmore's influence on it, including a bibliography of his publications in this field. John H. Ostrom analyzes the hypothetical steps in the origin of flight between Archaeopteryx and modern birds. Philip D. Gingerich confirms that Ichthyornis and Hesperornis did indeed bear teeth, that the palate in Hesperornis is paleognathous, and that these Cretaceous toothed birds appear to occupy a position intermediate between dinosaurs and modern birds. Larry D. Martin and James Tate, Jr. describe the skeleton of the Cretaceous diving bird Baptornis advenus and conclude that the Baptornithidae belong in the Hesperornithiformes, but are less specialized than Hesperornis. Pierce Brodkorb describes the first known Cretaceous land bird as forming a new order possibly ancestral to the Coraciiformes and Piciformes. E. N. Kurochkin summarizes the distribution and paleoecology of the Paleogene birds of Asia, with particular emphasis on the evolution of the gruiform families Eogruidae and Ergilornithidae. Pat Vickers Rich and David J. Bohaska describe the earliest known owl from Paleocene deposits in Colorado. Alan Feduccia transfers the Eocene genus Neanis from the Passeriformes to the Piciformes and he and Larry D. Martin go on to refer this and four other genera to a new family of Piciformes, concluding that these were the dominant perching land birds of the Eocene of North America. Storrs L. Olson describes a new species of Todidae from the Oligocene of Wyoming and refers the genus Protornis from the Oligocene of Switzerland to the Momotidae, concluding that the New World Coraciiformes originated in the Old World. Charles T. Collins describes two new species of the Eo-Oligocene genus Aegialornis and presents evidence that the Aegialornithidae should be referred to the Caprimulgiformes rather than to the Apodiformes, although they might be ancestral to the swifts. In the following paper he shows that the earliest known true swifts (Apodidae) are three nominal forms from the Lower Miocene of France which prove to be but a single species of Cypseloides, a modern genus belonging to a primitive subfamily now restricted to the New World. Stuart L. Warter describes a new osprey from the Miocene of California to provide the earliest certain occurrence of the family Pandionidae and he treats functional aspects of the evolution of the wing in Pandion. Hildegarde Howard describes a new species of flightless mancalline auk, also from the Miocene of California, which is temporally and morphologically intermediate between Praemancalla lagunensis and the species of Mancalla. Robert W. Storer analyzes Pleistocene fossils of pied-billed grebes, synonymizing Podilymbus magnus Shufeldt with modern P. podiceps and describing a new species from peninsular Florida. Kenneth E. Campbell, Jr., lists 53 species of birds, including new species of Buteo and Oreopholus, from a Pleistocene deposit in southwestern Ecuador and compares this with a fauna of similar age from northwestern Peru, both of which indicate more humid conditions in the past. Oscar Arredondo summarizes aspects of the morphology, evolution, and ecology of the gigantic owls, eagles, and vultures recently discovered in Pleistocene deposits in Cuba. Joel Cracraft analyzes variation in the moas of New Zealand, reduces the number of species recognized to 13, and suggests that several species pairs represent examples of sexual size dimorphism. G. Victor Morejohn reports remains of the extinct flightless duck Chendytes lawi, previously known only from Pleistocene deposits, from Indian middens in northern California and concludes that the species became extinct through human agency less than 3800 years ago
Warm-blooded vertebrates by James Williams Gidley( Book )

27 editions published between 1910 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of the Republic of Panama by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of Isla Coiba, Panamà by Alexander Wetmore( )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

9 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island that Columbus named Hispaniola, divided politically in modern times between the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti biologically is the most intersting of the Greater Antilles since in its great area of elevated mountains it has preserved remnants of life of an ancient type that elsewhere in the West Indies has disappeared. A series of specimens, particularly birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants, was collected by Dr. W. L. Abbott beginning in 1916. The rich collections obtained have all come to the Smithsonian Institution for the United States Nartional Museum, providing one of the finest collections extant from the island in question. As the Museum collections became extensive it was decided finally to make comprehensive accounts of the various groups covered so as to bring this information down to date
The birds of Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama (with one plate) by Alexander Wetmore( )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the birds of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

3 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The successful operation of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty in according protection, hitherto uncertain, to migratory game and insectivorous birds, with resultant increase in many species, leads naturally to inquiries regarding the present status of birds that migrate in winter beyond our borders. Since observation of shore birds was the main point in mind, travel was restricted largely to the level sections where suitable shores and marshes were available, so that collections were made in the main in the lowlands
Alaska's animals & fishes by Frank Dufresne( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classification for the birds of the world by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

8 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A check-list of the fossil and prehistoric birds of North America and the West Indies by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised Classification for the birds of the world by Alexander Wetmore( )

10 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous notes on fossil birds by Alexander Wetmore( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A check-list of the fossil birds of North America by Alexander Wetmore( )

13 editions published between 1940 and 1956 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Fossil and Subfossil Birds by Alexander Wetmore( )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of the Pleistocene in North America by Alexander Wetmore( )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of the American vultures of the genus Cathartes by Alexander Wetmore( )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alexander Wetmore American ornithologist and avian paleontologist

Alexander Wetmore Amerikaanse ornitholoog

Alexander Wetmore ornithologue et paléontologue américain (1886-1978)

Alexander Wetmore ornitólogo e paleontólogo americano

Alexander Wetmore ornitólogo e paleontólogo estadounidense

Alexander Wetmore ornitologo, paleontologo e naturalista statunitense

Alexander Wetmore ornitólogo y paleontólogo estadounidense

Alexander Wetmore scientifique américain

Alexander Wetmore US-amerikanischer Ornithologe und Paläontologe

Wetmore, Alex.

Wetmore, Alex 1886-1978

Wetmore, Alexander

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-

Wetmore, Frank Alexander.

Wetmore Frank Alexander 1886-1978

Александр Ветмор

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Languages
English (220)

German (1)