Thompson, Frederick C.

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Biographical History

F. Christian Thompson was born in 1944, and received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He conducted work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, and went on to work for the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology. His research focus for the last 50 years has been the systematics and zoogeography of flower flies (Syrphidae). Thompson serves on the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature, and serves as editor of the Systema Dipterorum.


  • Smithsonian Institution. (n.d.). Thompson, Frederic Christian. In Smithsonian Profiles. Retrieved July 13, 2016, from
  • National Museum of Natural History. (2016). F. Christian Thompson, Adjunct Scientist, Diptera. In SI Entomology. Retrieved July 13, 2016, from
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives. Record Unit 000245, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923. Box 241, Folder 1 entitled "Personnel cards, giving address, phone, relatives; personal data."

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