Dyer, F. J. (Francis John), 1864-1924

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Biographical History

Francis John Dyer (1864-1924) was an invertebrate zoologist. He collected fresh water plankton in Honduras between 1915 and 1916. He was a U.S. Consul stationed in both Le Ceiba, Honduras (1916-1917), and Nogales, Sonora. He collected plants in both places and sent many specimens and illustrations to N.L. Britton and J.N. Rose, which were used for their Cactaceae monograph (1923). He also collected reptile and amphibian specimens in Nogales in 1919, sending them to the U.S. National Museum. Dyer was also involved in a commercial and industrial survey of the Mexican west coast and lower California, published in 1923.

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