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The eponym dictionary of mammals

Author: Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Just who was the Przewalski after whom Przewalski's horse was named? Or Husson, the eponym for the rat Hydromys hussoni? Or the Geoffroy whose name is forever linked to Geoffroy's cat? This reference provides a brief look at the real lives behind the scientific and vernacular mammal names one encounters in field guides, textbooks, journal articles, and other scholarly works." "Arranged alphabetically, the more than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson
ISBN: 9780801893049 0801893046
OCLC Number: 270129903
Description: xiii, 574 pages ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson.

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The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is a highly readable and informative guide to the people whose names are immortalized in mammal nomenclature.  Read more...

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Anyone interested in mammalian nomenclature will want this book. -- Ian Paulsen * Birdbooker Report * The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is a small treasure trove of information about the people whose Read more...

 
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