Douglas A. Rossman
|Dr. Douglas Rossman|
Rossman reading in 2009 at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
|Died||July 23, 2015(aged 79)|
|Alma mater||University of Florida|
|Known for||His research pertaining to snakes|
|Institutions||Louisiana State University|
His wife, Nita Jane Rossman (born 1936), also has an interest in herpetology and even had a subspecies named after her: Thamnophis sauritus nitae, a subspecies of the Eastern ribbon snake. She had collected the holotype for this subspecies on a field trip with her husband for his dissertation research, and he named it in her honor.
Rossman also wrote The Nine Worlds: A dictionary of Norse mythology (1983), Where Legends Live: A pictorial guide to Cherokee mythic places (1988), and several other works related to Norse mythology.
- Boundy, Jeff (October 2015). "In Memoriam: Douglas A. Rossman" (PDF). Museum Quarterly. Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science. 33 (3): 35–36.
- Photo from the University of Florida. URL last accessed 2010-01-21.
- Rossman, D. A.: "A New Race of Desmognathus Fuscus from the South-Central United States", in Herpetologica, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Oct. 10, 1958), pp. 158-160. URL last accessed 2010-01-21.
- Beltz, E.: Biographies of People Honored in the Names of the Reptiles and Amphibians of North America. URL last accessed 2010-01-21.