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British Museum (Natural History) Department of Zoology

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Works: 1,049 works in 2,222 publications in 2 languages and 17,146 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs and collections  Catalogs  Classification  Field guides  Terminology  Exhibition catalogs 
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Most widely held works by British Museum (Natural History)
Catalogue of the fishes in the British museum by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the specimens illustrating the races of mankind (anthropology), exhibited in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History) by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

16 editions published between 1898 and 1921 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph of the frogs of the family Microhylidae by H. W Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 1934 and 1966 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations of African blood-sucking flies other than mosquitoes and tsetse-flies by Ernest Edward Austen( Book )

10 editions published between 1909 and 1966 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the mammals of Western Europe (Europe exclusive of Russia) in the collection of the British museum by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

9 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synonymic catalogue of Orthoptera by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

11 editions published between 1904 and 1910 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of Apodal Fish, in the collection of the British Museum by British Museum (Natural History)( )

6 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of the tsetse-flies <genus Glossina> by E. E Austen( Book )

10 editions published between 1911 and 1966 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A systematic review of the genus P̲h̲y̲l̲l̲o̲s̲c̲o̲p̲u̲s̲ (willow-warblers or leaf-warblers) by Claud B Ticehurst( Book )

6 editions published between 1938 and 1966 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the galleries of reptiles and fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British Museum (Natural History) by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

11 editions published between 1887 and 1898 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The families and genera of living rodents by John Reeves Ellerman( Book )

3 editions published between 1940 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph of the Lacertidæ by George Albert Boulenger( Book )

8 editions published between 1920 and 1966 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British museum by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

10 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the zoological collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2 by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

4 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph of the okapi by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

5 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the ungulate mammals in the British Museum (Natural History) by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum by British Museum (Natural History)( )

10 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the coral gallery (Protozoa, Porifera or sponges, Hydrozoa, and Anthozoa), in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History) by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

15 editions published between 1902 and 1907 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the birds in the British Museum by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This enormous undertaking, which, according to one of the prefaces, professes to be a complete list of every bird known at the time of publication, kept growing even as it was being written. The Museum added eagerly to their already vast collections during the decades of publication, acquiring by gift the great collections of A.O. Hume on Asian birds, and those of Sclater and Salvin and Godwin on Neotropical birds, so that the size of the collection nearly tripled between 1874 and 1888. Sharpe originally intended to do all the work himself, but others were called in when this became clearly impossible. The plates are all of birds not previously illustrated. In the decades following its publication this catalogue was universally acclaimed as the most important work on systematic ornithology that has ever been published. (Zimmer, p. 96). And even after one hundred years it remains an essential reference for the serious ornithologist, as it underpins a great deal of modern bird classification. With 387 plates, most hand-coloured lithographs, some chromolithographs, by William Hart, J.G. Keulemans, Joseph and Peter Smit
Catalogue of the chelonians, rhynchocephalians, and crocodiles in the British museum (Natural history) by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

9 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBritish Museum (Natural History)

British Museum Department of Zoology

British museum Londres Natural history Department of zoology

British Museum Natural History Department of Zoology

British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology

British Museum (Natural History). Zoology Department

British Museum (Natural History). Zoology Dept.

Department of Zoology

Department of Zoology of the British Museum

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