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  • New in Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology

    Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals: Orders Carnivora, Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, and Cetacea in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
    Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals: Orders Carnivora, Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, and Cetacea in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
    Robert D. Fisher, Craig A. Ludwig (Author)

    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.

  • First in our new Open Monograph category

    An Ecologically Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Flora at the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology, with Keys: Updated Edition
    An Ecologically Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Flora at the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology, with Keys: Updated Edition
    Daniel Higman (Author); Dennis Whigham, Geoffrey Parker, Olav Oftedal (Volume editor)

    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.

  • New in Atoll Research Bulletin

    Atolls of the World: Revisiting the Original Checklist
    Atolls of the World: Revisiting the Original Checklist
    Walter M. Goldberg (Author)

    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.

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