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bar Alfred Gardner
    Alfred L. Gardner
    Curator (USGS)

  • Phone: (202)633-1276
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  • 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

Schmidley, David J., Tydeman, William E. and Gardner, Alfred L.. 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). 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.

Velazco, Paúl M. and Gardner, Alfred L. 2012. A new species of Lophostoma d'Orbigny, 1836 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from Panama. Journal of mammalogy, 93(2): 605-614. doi:10.1644/11-MAMM-A-217.1

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