Edward Hallowell (herpetologist)

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Edward Hallowell
Born 1808
Died February 20, 1860
Nationality American
Scientific career
Fields Herpetology
Medicine

Edward Hallowell (1808 – February 20, 1860) was an American herpetologist and physician.[1]

He studied and practiced medicine in Philadelphia. He also was a renowned herpetologist who described 61 new species of reptiles.[2]

Hallowell is commemorated in the scientific names of two species of frogs: Hyla hallowellii [3] and Leptodactylus hallowelli [4].

Publications in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia[edit]

  • (1844). "Description of New Species of African reptiles". 2: 169-172.
  • (1844). "Description of new species of Reptiles from Africa". 2: 118-120.
  • (1844). "Descriptions of new species of African Reptiles". 2: 58-62.
  • (1841). "Description of a new species of Chameleon from Western African". 1: 111-115.
  • (1845). "Descriptions of reptiles from South America, supposed to be New". 2: 241-247.
  • (1845). "Descriptions of new species of African Reptiles". 2: 247-250.
  • (1847). "Description of a New Species of Coluber inhabiting the United States". 3: 278-281.
  • (1847). "On the Horned Viper of Western Africa". 3: 319-321.
  • (1848). "Description of two new species of Onychocephalus, from the Western Coast of Africa". 4: 59-61 + plate.
  • (1848). "Description of a species of Eryx, from Madras". 4: 184 + plate.
  • (1848). ["Remarks on the young of Coluber venustus "]. 4: 245.
  • (1852). "Descriptions of new Species of Reptiles inhabiting North America". 6: 177-182.
  • (1852). "Descriptions of New Species of Reptiles from Oregon". 6: 182-183.
  • (1852). "On a new Genus and two new species of African Serpents". 6: 203-205.
  • (1852). "On a New Genus and three New Species of Reptiles inhabiting North America". 6: 206-209.
  • (1853). "On some New Reptiles from California". 6: 236-238.
  • (1852). "Description of new species of Reptilia from Western Africa". 6: 62-65.
  • (1854). "Descriptions of new Reptiles from Guinea". 7: 193-194.
  • (1854). "Description of new Reptiles from California". 7: 91-97.
  • (1854). "On a genus and species of serpent from Honduras, presumed to be new". 7: 97.
  • (1854). "Remarks on the Geographical distribution of Reptiles, with descriptions of several species supposed to be new, and corrections of former papers". 7: 98-105.
  • (1854). "Notices of new Reptiles from Texas". 7: 192-193.
  • (1856). ["A large collection of living specimens of Sternothaerus odoratus "]. 8: 106-108.
  • (1856). "On several new species of Reptiles in the Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences". 8: 153-156.
  • (1856). "Notes on the Reptiles in the collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philad’a". 8: 221-238.
  • (1856). "Notice of a Collection of Reptiles from Kansas and Nebraska, presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences, by Dr. Hammond, U. S. A." 8: 238-253.
  • (1856). "Note on the collection of Reptiles from the neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, recently presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences by Dr. A. Heermann". 8: 306-310.
  • (1856). "Description of a new genus of Colubriform Serpents from California". 8: 310-311.
  • (1857). "Description of several new North American Reptiles". 9: 215-216.
  • (1857). "Notice of a collection of reptiles from the Gaboon country, West Africa, recently presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, by Dr. Henry A. Ford". 9: 48-72.
  • (1856). "Notes on the Reptiles in the collection of the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences". 8: 146-153.
  • (1860). "Report upon the Reptilia of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under command of Capt. John Rogers, U. S. N." 12: 480-510.

Source[edit]

  • Kelly, Howard A., Burrage, Walter L. (1928). Dictionary of American Medical Biography: Lives of Emminent Physicians of the United States and Canada, from the Earliest Times. New York: D. Appleton and Company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Hallowell", p. 114).
  2. ^ "Hallowell". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Exeter, England: Pelagic Publishing Ltd. (Kindle edition).
  4. ^ Cope ED (1862). "On some new and little known American ANURA". Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 14: 151-159. ("... dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Edward Hallowell, whom the author holds in grateful and respectful recollection ...", p. 153).