Outram Bangs

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Outram Bangs (January 12, 1863 – September 22, 1932) was an American zoologist.


Bangs was born in Watertown, Massachusetts as the second son of Edward and Annie Outram (Hodgkinson) Bangs. He studied at Harvard from 1880 to 1884, and became Curator of Mammals at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1900.[1]

He visited Jamaica in 1906 and collected over 100 birds there, but his trip was cut short by dengue fever. His collection of over 10,000 mammalian skins and skulls, including over 100 type specimens, was presented to Harvard College in 1899. In 1908 his collection of over 24,000 bird skins was presented to the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and he went on to increase it. In 1925 he went to Europe, visiting museums and ornithologists and arranging scientific exchanges. He wrote over 70 books and articles, 55 of them on mammals ...[2]

He died at his summer home at Wareham, Massachusetts.[1]


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  1. ^ a b James L. Peters (1933). "Outram Bangs, 1863–1932". The Auk. 50 (3): 265–274. doi:10.2307/4076635.
  2. ^ a b Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009). Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9.
  3. ^ a b Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2014). The Eponym Dictionary of Birds. Johns Hopkins University Press.

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