Allan Robert Phillips

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Allan Robert Phillips
Born(1914-10-25)October 25, 1914
DiedJanuary 26, 1996(1996-01-26) (aged 81)
EducationPhD from Cornell University in 1946
Spouse(s)Juana Farfán Bautista de Phillips

Allan Robert Phillips (October 25, 1914 – January 26, 1996) was an American ornithologist. He mainly studied birds in the southwestern United States and Mexico. His most notable work is The Birds of Arizona, co-authored with Joe Marshall and Gale Monson.[1][2][3]


Phillips, over the span of his almost 65-year career, published a total of 172 articles and other various written material. Except for one on a mammal, all of his works were on birds. Most of these articles were on the distribution, status, and taxonomy of the birds he studied.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Dickerman, Robert W.; Rea, Amadeo M. (1997). "In Memoriam: Allan R. Phillips, 1914-1996" (PDF). The Auk. 114 (3): 496–499. doi:10.2307/4089250. JSTOR 4089250. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. JHU Press. p. 321. ISBN 9780801895333. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Hubbard, John P. "The ornithological contributions of Allan R. Phillips". The Era of Allan R. Phillips: A Festschrift (First ed.). Horizon Communications, Albuquerque, NM. pp. 9–20. Retrieved December 2, 2016.