Annual Report of the Curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for

Annual Report of the Curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...or genera, one label on the outside of the tray sufficing as before to indicate the name of the family or genus, and the geological horizon. Neither was any attempt made to care for broken or oxidized specimens. But during the coming year it is proposed to go through the whole collection again, labelling and repairing all specimens in need of attention. Pains will also be taken to select such materials as may be deemed suitable to be placed on exhibition. With the material now on hand, it will be possible to fill up the Mesozoic Exhibition Room in such manner as shall make it fully as interesting and instructive to the general public as the much frequented Tertiary and Quaternary Exhibition Rooms. The faunal series of the two latter rooms can be still further supplemented by the mounting of several nearly perfect skeletons. The size of the collection is considerable, filling nearly 1,500 trays. More detailed lists have been made out in two series for the use of the Department; one showing the faunal series comprised by the collection, arranged stratigraphically; and the other showing the extent to which the smaller zoological subdivisions are represented. No record has been kept of the size of the various individual collections, but it may be stated that the bulk of the fossil Reptiles and Mammals are contained in the Garman and Sternberg collections; and the fossil Fishes in the same, together with the Enniskillen, Stock, and Haeberlein collections. The last two comprise about 60 trays each, or upwards of 3,000 specimens. Much of the material is of great interest, and wholly undescribed. The collection as a whole may be considered as a very representative one. Parts of it could well be increased, especially in certain orders of Mammals. Other...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667484
  • 9781236667489