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The early scientific history of Galapagos iguanas

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-20T15:16:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-20T15:16:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. 2014. "The early scientific history of Galapagos iguanas." <em>Archives of Natural History</em>. 41 (1):141&ndash;153. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3366/anh.2014.0217">https://doi.org/10.3366/anh.2014.0217</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0260-9541
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/25923
dc.description.abstract The oldest known specimen of Galapagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), now in the University Museum, Oxford, was originally thought to have come from Mexico. A plausible history of its origin with sealers in the Galapagos Islands about 1824 and transportation to and across Mexico is advanced. The naturalists David Douglas and John Scouler, on James (Santiago) Island in January 1825, encountered and attempted unsuccessfully to preserve specimens of the land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) but only a Scouler specimen of marine iguana made it back to England, and it has since disappeared. Published and previously unpublished journal entries from the voyage of HMS Blonde, which had shore parties at Albemarle (Isabela) and Narborough (Fernandina) islands in March 1825, establish that the specimens on which the original description of Amblyrhynchus (later Conolophus) subcristatus J. E. Gray, 1831, was based originated in the voyage of the Blonde. Banks Bay, Albemarle Island, is here designated as the ... en
dc.relation.ispartof Archives of Natural History en
dc.title The early scientific history of Galapagos iguanas en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 119243
dc.identifier.doi 10.3366/anh.2014.0217
rft.jtitle Archives of Natural History
rft.volume 41
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 141
rft.epage 153
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 141
dc.citation.epage 153

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