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|Dr. Richard Highton|
|Born||December 24, 1927|
|Institutions||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Alma mater||University of Florida|
|Known for||His research in herpetology|
He is currently a Professor Emeritus in Biology for the University of Maryland College Park. On his retirement, his collection of approximately 140,000 salamander specimens was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.
- Laidman, Jenni (6 August 2006). "Questions Surround Disappearance Of Salamanders". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
- Joel Achenbach (19 January 1993). "The great federal rhino repository". Washington Post. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
- Reznick, David N. (2009), The Origin then and now: an interpretive guide to the Origin of species, Princeton University Press, p. 160, ISBN 978-0-691-12978-5,
Richard Highton has devoted his career to the classification of salamanders in the genus Plethodon.
- "Richard Highton". Archived from the original on 8 June 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
- Richard C. Bruce; Robert Jaeger; Lynne D. Houck (2000). The biology of plethodontid salamanders. Springer. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-306-46304-4. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
- "Algae gives professor a taste of immortality". Seattle Times. June 13, 2005. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
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