Special Publications

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An Empirical Synthetic Pattern Study of Gars (Lepisosteiformes) and Closely Related Species, Based Mostly on Skeletal Anatomy. The Resurrection of Holostei

By Lance Grande
ASIH Special Publications 6 

i-ix, 1-871, 2 foldouts, more than 1,800 figures, arranged in a series of plates, 184 data tables for 17 of the 21 species of gars; supplementary issue to Copeia 2010.

This volume on ginglymodin fishes (gars and closely related species) is a companion volume for the earlier book on amiiform fishes by Grande and Bemis (1998, Memoir 4, The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology). Together, these two volumes form a set on a newly revised Holostei. This phylogenetic study of lepisosteiform skeletal anatomy, like the amiiform volume, integrates comparative anatomy, developmental biology, paleontology, historical geology, paleoecology, and biogeography into a single synthetic approach on gars, living and fossil. The present study discusses several methodological and theoretical issues relating to gars and their relatives.

The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol I

Carpenter, Kent E. ed., 2002
ASIH Special Publications 5
ISBN no. 92-5-104825-8

Review Remarks By Carter Gilbert: 3 volumes, 2,127 pages, fully indexed. 84 contributing authors. Nearly 1200 species accounts each with species illustration and distribution map. Includes Molluscs, Crustaceans, Fishes, Sea Turtles and Marine Mammals.

The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol II

Carpenter, Kent E. ed:
ASIH Special Publications 5

Review Remarks By Carter Gilbert: 3 volumes, 2,127 pages, fully indexed. 84 contributing authors. Nearly 1200 species accounts each with species illustration and distribution map. Includes Molluscs, Crustaceans, Fishes, Sea Turtles and Marine Mammals.

The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol III

Carpenter, Kent E. ed:
ASIH Special Publications 5  

Review Remarks By Carter Gilbert: 3 volumes, 2,127 pages, fully indexed. 84 contributing authors. Nearly 1200 species accounts each with species illustration and distribution map. Includes Molluscs, Crustaceans, Fishes, Sea Turtles and Marine Mammals.

Fishes of Bermuda: History, Zoogeography, Annotated Checklist, and Identification Keys

William F. Smith-Vaniz, Bruce B. Collette, and Brian E. Luckhurst. 1999.
ASIH Special Publications 4 
ISBN No.  1-891276-09-3

Bermuda's status as the world's northernmost coral reef ecosystem, its relatively small size, and isolated geographic position have stimulated a long history of ichthyological investigations, but, until now, knowledge of its fish fauna has been surprisingly incomplete. This publication will serve as the primary reference of ichthyologists, biogeographers, and other who want to know which species of shore fishes have been validly reported from Bermuda, together with the supporting documentation upon which these records are based. Summaries of the geological history, geography, and marine environment of Bermuda are presented. Identification keys, synonymies, and extralimital range statements are provided for most of the 433 species known historically from Bermuda as adults and an additional 13 species recorded only as juveniles. 85 species are added to the known Bermuda ichthyofauna, and 55 previously reported species are shown to have been based on misidentifications, unsuccessful introductions, unreliable documentation, or questionable locality data. The rich history of the utilization and management of Bermuda's fisheries is discussed and brief biographies are included of nine early naturalists and ichthyologists who made important contributions to Bermuda ichthyology. Previously unpublished watercolors and observations of Bermuda's fishes made by Col. H. M. Drummond-Hay in 1847-1851 are discussed and 41 of his watercolors are reproduced on 9 color plates. An extensive bibliography includes nearly all references on fish fauna of Bermuda.

Collection Building in Ichthyology and Herpetology

Theodore W. Pietsch, William D. Anderson, Jr., eds. 1997.
ASIH Special Publications 3 
ISBN No. 0-935868-91-7

Contains 38 papers, representing the combined work of 55 authors. This is not an exhaustive treatment of the subject and is silent on several important collections and geographical areas. Nevertheless, this volume does contain a wide variety of histories that span much of the world in their combined scope and that range in subject from small regional examples of collection building to mammoth world-renowned institutions, and from little-known collectors to some of the ichthyological and herpetological giants of the last three centuries. Together, these studies paint a considerable part of the picture of the rich history of the study of poikilothermic vertebrates.

A Chronology of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Through 1982

Tim M. Berra 1984
ASIH Special Publications 2
ISSH No. 0748-0539

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This publication presents the chronology of the Society from the first publication of Copeia by John Tredwell Nichol in 1913 through 1982. It also includes tables listing Society officers, editors, honorary foreign members, schedule of dues and subscriptions, honorary foreign members, Stoye Award winners, and annual meetings. There are also two figures regarding membership and Copeia publications.

a hand is shown holding four water snakes
Burmese python prepares to cross a road
CT scan of nursery fish
photo of a black-tailed rattlesnake facing the camera
three small frogs (Pseudacris ornata) in the palm of a hand