The eponym dictionary of mammals

Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

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 unique 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 to mirror standard dictionaries, the more than 1,300 entries included here explain the origins of over 2,000 mammal species names. Each bio-sketch lists the scientific and common-language names of all species named after the person, outlines the individual's major contributions to mammalogy and other branches of zoology, and includes brief information about his or her mammalian namesake's distribution. The two appendixes list scientific and common names for ease of reference, and, where appropriate, individual entries include mammals commonly-but mistakenly-believed to be named after people. The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is a highly readable and informative guide to the people whose names are immortalized in mammal nomenclature.

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書名 The eponym dictionary of mammals
著作者等 Grayson Michael
Watkins Michael
Beolens Bo
出版元 Johns Hopkins University Press
刊行年月 2009
ページ数 xiii, 574 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 9780801893049
NCID BB04989551
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国