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Vertebrate Taxonomy - current studies

Terry Chesser

Email: tchesser@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/chesser.htm

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Areas of Study

Biodiversity of Birds in America

Species Identification in the White-headed Gull Complex

Assisting Ecosystem Management on the Channel Islands

Standardizing the Classification of North American Birds for Research and Conservation

Publications

Chesser, R. T. 2016. A replacement name for Asthenes wyatti perijanus Phelps 1977. Zootaxa 4067(5):599-599. Abstract

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Al Gardner

Email: agardner@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/agardner

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Schmidly, D. J., W. E. Tydeman, and A. L. Gardner, editors. 2016. United States Biological Survey: A compendium of its history, personalities, impacts, and conflicts. Special Publications 64. Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. 123 pp. PDF

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Steve Gotte

Email: sgotte@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/sgotte

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Gotte, S. W., J. F. Jacobs, and G. R. Zug. 2016. Preserving reptiles for research. Pages 73-86 in C. Kenneth Dodd, editor. Reptile Ecology and Conservation. Oxford University Press, 512 pp. Abstract

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Roy McDiarmid

Email: rmcdiarmid@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page:https://profile.usgs.gov/rmcdiarmid

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Altig, R. and R. W. McDiarmid. 2015. Handbook of Larval Amphibians of the United States and Canada . . Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca, New York. 368 pp. Abstract

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Suzanne Peurach

Email: speurach@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/speurach

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Mociño-Deloya, E., K. Setser, M. Heacker, and S. Peurach. 2015. Diet of New Mexico ridge-nosed rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus) in the Sierra San Luis and Sierra Pan Duro, México. Journal of Herpetology 49(1):104-107. Abstract , BioOne

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James Poindexter II

Email: jpoindexter@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/jpoindexter

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Cardwell, M. D., S. W. Gotte, R. W. McDiarmid, N. Gilmore, and J. A. Poindexter, II. 2013. Type specimens of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) re-examined, with new evidence after more than a century of confusion. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(1):11-16. Abstract

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Neal Woodman

Email: nwoodman@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/nwoodman

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Woodman, N. 2016. Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals. Archives of Natural History 43(1):95-108. Abstract

Woodman, N. and R. D. Fisher. 2016. Identification and distribution of the Olympic Shrew (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae), Sorex rohweri Rausch et al., 2007 in Oregon and Washington, based on USNM specimens. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 129(1):84-102. Abstract

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