William Healey Dall

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William Healey Dall

William Healey Dall (August 21, 1845 – March 27, 1927), U.S. naturalist, malacologist and palaeontologist.

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In his lifetime Dall described, or was senior author in the description of, 354 genera and subgenera, and 3,959 species and subspecies.


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  • Dall, W.H. 1908. Reports on the Dredging Operations off the West Coast of Central America to the Galapagos, to the West Coast of Mexico, and in the Gulf of California, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, carried on by the U. S. Fish Commission Steamer "Albatross" during 1891. Lieut. Commander Z. L. Tanner, U. S. N., Commanding, XXXVIII. And. Reports on the Scientific Results of the Expedition to the Eastern Tropical Pacific in charge of Alexander Agassiz, by the U. S. Fish Commission Steamer "Albatross", from October, 1904, to March, 1905, Lieut. Commander L. M. Garrett, U. S. N., Commanding, XIV. Reports on the Mollusca and Brachiopoda. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College 43(6), 205–487, pls 1–22.



  • Dall, W.H. 1927. Small Shells from Dredgings off the Southeast Coast of the United States by the United States Fisheries Steamer "Albatross" in 1885 and 1886. U.S. Nat. Mus. Proc. 70(art. 18) 1–134.

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