Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911)

Walcott, Charles D (1912) Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911). Annual Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution, 1911, pp. 4-6.

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Abstract

With the cooperation of several of the executive departments, and of the Field Museum of Natural History, a party of about 10 naturalists was accordingly sent to the zone, and the results so far accomplished have been very satisfactory. Large collections of biological material have been received, including specimens of a considerable number of genera and species new to science. It also seemed important to determine exactly the geographical distribution of the various organisms inhabiting the Isthmus, which is one of the routes by which the animals and plants of South America have entered North America and vice versa. The estimated cost of the survey which would have to be met by the Institution is $11,000...

Item Type: Article
Title: Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911)
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Walcott, Charles D
Journal or Publication Title: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution, 1911
Number of Pages: 688
Page Range: pp. 4-6
Date: 1912
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Projects: SAIL Panama Canal Zone Project 2008
Issuing Agency: Smithsonian Institution
Additional Information: Contributed by: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - CBL
Uncontrolled Keywords: Panama; Canal Zone; Isthmus; dam; Gatun; Field Museum; Meek; Pittier; Goldman; Hildebrand; Schwarz; Busck
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 1993
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 16:52
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:50
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1993

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