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bar Alfred Gardner
    Alfred L. Gardner
    Curator (USGS)

  • Phone: (202)633-1276
  • Fax: (202)357-1932
  • E-mail: gardnera[at]

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    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 111
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0111

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Ph.D. (Vertebrate Zoology): Louisiana State University, 1970
M.S. (Zoology): University of Arizona, 1965
B.S. (Wildlife Management): University of Arizona, 1962

Research Interests

Research is primarily on the systematics and nomenclature of land mammals of the Western Hemisphere with particular emphasis on the Neotropics.

Recent Publications

Arroyo-Cabrales, Joaqu, Gardner, Alfred L., Sigé, Bernard, Catzeflis, Francois and McCarthy, Timothy J. 2017. Taxonomic reassessment of bats from Castelnau's expedition to South America (1843-1847): Phyllostoma angusticeps Gervais, 1856 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae). Mammalia, 81(5): 513 doi:10.1515/mammalia-2016-0043

Moratelli, Ricardo, Wilson, Don E., Gardner, Alfred L., Fisher, Robert D. and Gutiérrez, Eliécer E. 2016. A New Species of Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Suriname. In: Manning, R. W., Goetze, J. R. and Yancey, F. D., Contributions in Natural History: A Memorial Volume in Honor of Clyde Jones. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University, pp.49-66.

. 2016. United States Biological Survey: A Compendium of its History, Personalities, Impacts, and Conflicts. Lubbock: Museum Of Texas Tech University.

Rhodin, Anders G. J., Kaiser, Hinrich, van Dijk, Peter Paul, Wüster, Wolfgang, O’Shea, Mark, Archer, Michael, Auliya, Mark, Boitani, Luigi, Bour, Roger, Clausnitzer, Viola, Contreras-MacBeath, Topiltzin, Crother, Brian I., Daza, Juan M., Driscoll, Carlos A., Flores-Villela, Oscar, Frazier, Jack, Fritz, Uwe, Gardner, Alfred L., Gascon, Claude, Georges, Arthur, Glaw, Frank, Grazziotin, Felipe G., Groves, Colin P., Haszprunar, Gerhard, Havaš, Peter, et al 2015. Comment on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published (Case 3601; BZN 70:234–237; 71:30–38; 133-135,181-182 ,252-253). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 72(1).

Tavares, Valeria da C., Gardner, Alfred L., Ramirez-Chaves, Hector E. and Velazco, Paul M. 2014. Systematics of Vampyressa melissa Thomas, 1926 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), with descriptions of two new species of Vampyressa. American Museum Novitates, 3813: 1-27.

Carleton, Michael D., Gardner, Alfred L., Pavlinov, Igor Ya and Musser, Guy G. 2014. The valid generic name for red-backed voles (Muroidea: Cricetidae: Arvicolinae): restatement of the case for Myodes Pallas, 1811. Journal of mammalogy, 95(5): 943-959. doi:10.1644/14-MAMM-A-004

Moratelli, Ricardo, Gardner, Alfred L., de Olivera, J. A. and Wilson, Don E. 2013. Review of Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from northern South America, including description of a new species. American Museum Novitates, 3780: 1-36.

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