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Who invented the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)? On the authorship of the fraudulent 1812 journal of Charles Le Raye

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dc.contributor.author Woodman, Neal en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-20T15:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-20T15:15:14Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Woodman, Neal. 2015. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F25127">Who invented the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)? On the authorship of the fraudulent 1812 journal of Charles Le Raye</a>." <em>Archives of Natural History</em>. 42 (1):39&ndash;50. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3366/anh.2015.0277">https://doi.org/10.3366/anh.2015.0277</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0260-9541
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/25127
dc.description.abstract The captivity journal of Charles Le Raye was first published in 1812 as a chapter in A topographical description of the state of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Louisiana, a volume authored anonymously by a late officer in the U. S. Army . Le Raye was purported to be a French Canadian fur trader who, as a captive of the Sioux, had travelled across broad portions of the Missouri and Yellowstone river drainages a few years before the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804 1806), and his account of the land, its people, and its natural resources was relied upon as a primary source by generations of natural historians, geographers, and ethnographers. Based directly on descriptions of animals in the published journal, the naturalist Constantine S. Rafinesque named seven new species of North American mammals, including what are currently recognized as the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and a Great Plains subspecies of white-tailed deer (O. virginianus macrourus). Unfortunately, Le Raye never existed, and historical, g... en
dc.relation.ispartof Archives of Natural History en
dc.title Who invented the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)? On the authorship of the fraudulent 1812 journal of Charles Le Raye en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 135681
dc.identifier.doi 10.3366/anh.2015.0277
rft.jtitle Archives of Natural History
rft.volume 42
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 39
rft.epage 50
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 39
dc.citation.epage 50


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