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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Birds

Alexander Wetmore
Alexander Wetmore, 1900
Smithsonian Institution Archives
C. Hart Merriam (1855-1942)

First Chief of the Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy of US Dept. of Agriculture, forerunner of Biological Survey. Extensive collecting in the southwestern United States led him to develop the Life Zone concept. Founding member of the American Ornithologists' Union. Member of the National Academy of Sciences.

In Memoriam <PDF>

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