Arrangement of Families of Birds Adopted Provisionally by the Smithsonian Institution

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Spencer Fullerton Baird, first curator of natural history at the Smithsonian and second Secretary of the Smithsonian (1878-1887), published the classification of birds adopted at the new United States National Museum.


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