Charles Paul Alexander
Charles Paul Alexander was the son of Emil Alexander and Jane Alexander (née Parker). Emil (the father) immigrated to the United States in 1873 and changed his surname from Schlandensky to Alexander. Charles entered Cornell University in 1909, earning a Bachelor of Sciences in 1913 and a Ph. D. in 1918. Between 1917 and 1919, he was entomologist at the University of Kansas, then from 1919 to 1922, at the University of Illinois.
He then became professor of entomology at Massachusetts Agricultural College at Amherst. He studied Diptera, especially in the family Tipulidae. He described over 11,000 species and genera of flies, which translates to approximately a species description a day for his entire career.
Partial list A synopsis of part of the Neotropical Crane-flies of the subfamily Limnobinae (Tipulidae) 69 p - 4 pl (1913).
Anthony Musgrave (1932). Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775–1930, with biographical notes on authors and collectors, Royal Zoological Society of News South Wales (Sydney) : viii + 380.
- From the Smithsonian Institution Archives
- Charles P. Alexander Papers, 1905-1979
- Charles P. Alexander Papers, 1930-1977
- Published works (Under List of 4733 Crane Fly Literature Citations)
- Systema Dipterorum Provides complete Charles Paul Alexander Diptera Bibliography
- Systema Dipterorum Provides complete list of genera and species described by Charles Paul Alexander (13,446 taxa)
- NomenclatorZoologicus Full list of Alexander genera via search (363 genera)
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