This volume is the last of the four-part Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals in the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (USNM), an incomparable research resource that documents the second largest collection of mammal type specimens in the world.
Initially published in 1968 by the Smithsonian’s then Office of Ecology, this checklist was based on botanist Daniel Higman’s exploration of plant species found on three tracts of Smithsonian-owned land near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland that represented a broad spectrum of ecological systems. As part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), this first-known SERC publication has been updated and republished.
The latest issue of Atoll Research Bulletin asks, "How many atolls are there in the world?" The answer: 439. And all of them are listed and mapped in this indispensible new resource for atoll research.