Fieldwork–The Later Years

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780520227262
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926387 | DOI:
Fieldwork–The Later Years

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This chapter discusses the various expeditions Alexander and Kellogg made in order to begin a collection of topotypes for the Museum of Vertebrae Zoology. Topotypes are specimens from localities where new taxa had been previously described. This new project was based on the suggestion of Grinnell, who believed that such material could contribute to the independence and resourcefulness of the museum as a research institution. The chapter also reveals several misadventures the women experienced during their travels, including a car accident and Alexander's interaction with a skunk.

Keywords: topotypes; Vertebrae Zoology; taxa; research institution

Chapter.  9300 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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