Study of the recent Pelicans, with descriptions of new genera and species

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Abstract

Paper on descriptions of recent Pelicans with descriptions of new genera and species. Information on new speceis of Pelecanus and the new genera Neopelecanus and Pseudopelecanus are included. Also included is a letter from Mearns to Leonhard Stejneger, Head Curator of Biology, regarding this manuscript : "I have the honor to transmit herewith the manuscript of a paper entitled 'A Study of the recent Pelicans, with descriptions of new Genera and Species,' with the request that it be published in the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections." The manuscript is undated, so the date for this item is the date of Mearns's correspondence with Stejneger, 21 February 1916.

Date Range

1916

Start Date

Feb 21, 1916

End Date

Feb 21, 1916

Access Information

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Topic

  • Pelicans
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007083

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds

Sublocation

Box 19 (SIA Box 26) Folder 3