David Starr Jordan

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David Starr Jordan (19 January 1851 – 19 September 1931), American eugenicist, a leading ichthyologist, educator, botanist and peace activist. Father of Eric Knight Jordan.

Author abbreviation: D.S.Jord

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Publications[edit]

(List of works may be incomplete)

1880[edit]

1881[edit]

  • Jordan, D. S. & Gilbert, C. H., 1881: List of the fishes of the Pacific coast of the United States, with a table showing the distribution of the species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 3 (173) [v. for 1880]: 452–458. BHL reference page 

1882[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. & C.H. Gilbert 1882: Descriptions of thirty-three new species of fishes from Mazatlan, Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 4(237): 338–365.

1883[edit]

1887[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1887: Notes on typical specimens of fishes described by Cuvier and Valenciennes and preserved in the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 9(593): 525–546.

1888[edit]

  • Jordan, D. S., 1888: A manual of vertebrate animals of the northern United States, including the district north and east of the Ozark Mountains, south of the Laurentian Hills, north of the southern boundary of Virginia, and east of the Missouri River, inclusive of marine species, 5th edn. A.C. McClurg amd Company, Chicago, 375 pp.  reference page 

1889[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. & Eigenmann, C.H. 1889. A review of the Sciaenidae of America and Europe. United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Report of the Commissioner, '14 (for 1886) (art. 3): 343–451, Pls. 1-4. BHL reference page 

1890[edit]

1891[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1891: Report of explorations in Colorado and Utah during the summer of 1889, with an account of the fishes found in each of the river basins examined. Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 9 [1889]: 1–40, Pls. 1-5. [Also as (1) U.S. Fish Comm. doc. 148, 11 June 1891 and (2) U. S. 51st Congr., 2nd Sess., House Misc. Doc. 131.]
  • Jordan, D.S. 1891: List of fishes obtained in the harbor of Bahia, Brazil, and in adjacent waters. In: Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. Proceedings of the United States National Museum,13(829): 313–336.
  • Jordan, D.S. & Davis, B.M. 1891. A preliminary review of the apodal fishes or eels inhabiting the waters of America and Europe. United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Report of the Commissioner, 16(9)[1888]: 581–677, Pls. 73-80.BHL  reference page 

1892[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1892: Description of a new species of trout (Salmo kamloops). From the lakes of British Columbia. Biennial Report of the State Board of Fish Commissioners of the State of California: 60–61, 1 Pl.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1892: Description of a new species of salmon. Oncorhynchus kamloops, from the lakes of British Columbia. Forest and Stream, 39(19): 405–406.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1892: Description of the golden trout of Kern River. Salmon [sic] mykiss agua bonita. Biennial Report of the State Board of Fish Commissioners of the State of California (1891-1892): 62–65, 1 Pl. [Also in Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 1893 v. 15, pp. 481-483]

1893[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1893: A description of the golden trout of Kern River, California, Salmo mykiss agua-bonita. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 15 (no. 916): 481–483.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1893: Description of a new species of cyprinoid fish, Couesius greeni, from the head waters of Frazer River in British Columbia. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 16 (no. 938): 313–314.

1894[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1894: Descriptions of new varieties of trout. Biennial Report of the State Board of Fish Commissioners of the State of California (1893-1894): 142–143, 3 plates.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1894: Description of a new subspecies of trout from McCloud River, California. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 46: 60. [Presentation date on volume is 29 May.]

1895[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1895: Description of Evermannia, a new genus of gobioid fishes. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 4: 592.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1895: The fishes of Sinaloa. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 5: 377–514, Pls. 26-55. [Also reprinted as Contrib. Biol. Hopkins Seaside Lab. No. 1: 377–514, Pls. 26-55 in which publication date of September 7, 1895 was given in a prefatory note. Signature date of 15 August 1895 but not publication date.]

1896[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1896: Notes on fishes, little known or new to science. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 6: 201–244, Pls. 20-43. [Also reprinted as Contrib. Biol. Hopkins Seaside Lab. No. 5: 201–244, Pls. 20-43 in which publication date of June 19, 1896 was given in a prefatory note. The date on the title page of the journal reads "issued March 1, 1897."]
  • Jordan, D.S. & B.W. Evermann 1896: The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part I. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 47(1): i-lx + 1-1240.

1898[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1898: Description of a species of fish (Mitsukurina owstoni) from Japan, the type of a distinct family of lamnoid sharks. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 3) v. 1 (no. 6): 199–204, Pls. 11-12. [Also reprinted as Contrib. Biol. Hopkins Seaside Lab. No. 15:199-204, Pls. 11-12 in which publication date of January 18, 1898 was given in a prefatory note. Signature date of 15 January but not publication date.]
  • Jordan, D.S. & B.W. Evermann 1898: The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part II. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 47(2): i-xxx + 1241-2183.
  • Jordan, D.S. & B.W. Evermann 1898: The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part III. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 47(3): i-xxiv + 2183a-3136.

1900[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. & B.W. Evermann 1900: The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part IV atlas. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 47(4): i-ci + 3137-3313 + pl. i-cccxcii.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1900: Notes on recent fish literature. American Naturalist v. 34 (no. 407, Nov.): 897–899.

1901[edit]

  • Jordan, D. S. & Snyder, J. O., 1901: A review of the apodal fishes or eels of Japan, with descriptions of nineteen new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 23 (1239): 837–890. BHL reference page 
  • Jordan, D.S. & Snyder, J.O. 1901. A review of the gobioid fishes of Japan, with descriptions of twenty-one new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 24(1244): 33–132. BHL reference page 

1902[edit]

  • Jordan, D. S. & Snyder, J. O., 1902: A review of the trachinoid fishes and their supposed allies found in the waters of Japan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 24: 461–497. BHL
  • Jordan, D. S. & Snyder, J. O., 1902: A review of the blennoid fishes of Japan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 25 (1293): 441–504. BHL  reference page 
  • Jordan, D.S. & Snyder, J.O. 1902. A review of the discobolous fishes of Japan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 24(1259): 343–351. BHL reference page 
  • Jordan, D.S. 1902: A review of the pediculate fishes or anglers of Japan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 24 (no. 1261): 361–381. [Authorship is Jordan "(assisted by Michitaro Sindo)."]

1903[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1903. Supplementary note on Bleekeria mitsukurii, and on certain Japanese fishes. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 26 (no. 1328): 693–696, Pl. 30.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1903. [Generic names of fishes.]. American Naturalist v. 37 (no. 437, May): 360.
  • Jordan, D.S. & Evermann, B.W. 1903. Descriptions of new genera and species of fishes from the Hawaiian Islands. Bulletin of the U.S. Fish Commission 22 [1902]: 161–208.

1904[edit]

1905[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1905. A Guide to the Study of Fishes. Henry Holt and Co., New York, xxvi + 624 pp. reference page 
  • Jordan, D.S. 1905: The method of elimination in fixing generic types in zoological nomenclature. Science v. 22 (no. 567): 598–602.

1906[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. & Seale, A. 1906. The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the archipelago, with a provisional check-list of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, 25[1905]: 173–455 + index 457-488, Pls. 33-53. BHL reference page 

1907[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1907: A review of the fishes of the family Histiopteridae, found in the waters of Japan; with a note on Tephritis Günther. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 32 (no. 1523): 235–239.

1908[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1908: Ichthyological notes. American Naturalist v. 42 (no. 504): 800–811.

1912[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1912: Note on the generic name Safole, replacing Boulengerina, for a genus of kuhliid fishes. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 42 (no. 1922): 655.

1913[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1913: Description of Anguilla manabei, a new eel from Japan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 44 (no. 1957): 359–360, Pl. 57.

1916[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1916: The nomenclature of American fishes as affected by the opinions of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Copeia No. 29: 25–28.

1917[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1917: Notes on Glossamia and related genera of cardinal fishes. Copeia No. 44: 46–47.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1917: The genera of fishes, from Linnaeus to Cuvier, 1758-1833, seventy-five years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature. (Assisted by Barton Warren Evermann.). Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications, University Series No. 27: 1–161.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1917: Changes in names of American fishes. Copeia No. 49: 85–89.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1917-20: The genera of fishes.... In four parts: Stanford University, University Series. [See individual citations for dates, titles, and pagination.]

1919[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1919: The genera of fishes, part III, from Guenther to Gill, 1859-1880, twenty-two years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature. Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications, University Series No. 39: 285–410. [Also includes Index to Part III, i-xv.]
  • Jordan, D.S. 1919: Note on Gistel's genera of fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 70 (for 1918): 335–340. [Mailing date on volume is 10 Apr.]
  • Jordan, D.S. 1919: The genera of fishes, part II, from Agassiz to Bleeker, 1833-1858, twenty-six years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature. Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications, University Series No. 36: i-ix + 163-284 + i-xiii.
  • Jordan, D. S. & Gilbert, J. Z., 1919: Fossil fishes of Southern California. Stanford University, California. Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications Series. (PDF) reference page 
  • Jordan, D.S. 1919: On Elephenor, a new genus of fishes from Japan. Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 12 (nos. 3-4) (4): 329–343, Pls. 54-58.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1919: New genera of fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 70 (for 1918): 341–344. [Mailing date on volume is 10 Apr.]
  • Jordan, D.S. 1919: On certain genera of atherine fishes. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 55 (no. 2273): 309–311.

1920[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1920: The genera of fishes, part IV, from 1881 to 1920, thirty-nine years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature. Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications, University Series No. 43: 411–576 + i-xviii.

1921[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1921: Description of deep-sea fishes from the coast of Hawaii, killed by a lava flow from Mauna Loa. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 59 (no. 2392): 643–656.

1923[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1923: Roa.--A genus of chaetodont fishes. Copeia No. 118: 63.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1923: A classification of fishes including families and genera as far as known. Stanford University Publications, University Series, Biological Sciences v. 3 (no. 2): 77–243 + i-x. [Reprinted in 1934 and 1963.]
  • Jordan, D.S. 1923: On the family of Achiridae or broad-soles, with description of a new species Achirus barnharti from California. University of California Publications in Zoology v. 26 (no. 1): 1–14, Pl. 1.

1924[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1924: Concerning the genus Hybopsis of Agassiz. Copeia No. 130: 51–52.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1924: Concerning the American dace allied to the genus Leuciscus. Copeia No. 132: 70–72.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1924: Rare species of fishes from the coast of southern California. Copeia No. 134: 81–82.

1925[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1925: The fossil fishes of the Miocene of southern California. Contribution no. VIII. [With sections: A. Species from the diatom beds at Lompoc; B. Fossil fishes from Los Angeles County, California; C. Fishes from a quarry in Monterey County near San Miguel.]. Stanford University Publications, University Series, Biological Sciences v. 4 (no. 1): 1–51, Pls. 1-21.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1925: Subdivisions of the genus Raja Linnaeus. Copeia No. 142: 37–39.
  • Jordan, D. S. & Hubbs, C. L., 1925: Record of fishes obtained by David Starr Jordan in Japan, 1922. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum, 10 (2): 93–346, Pls. 5-12. reference page 

1927[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1927: The fossil fishes of the Miocene of southern California. Contribution No. IX. Stanford University Publications, University Series, Biological Sciences v. 5 (no. 2): 89–99, Pls. 1-4. [Also as a separate, pp. 5-15, 4 pls.]
  • Jordan, D.S. 1927: Shore fishes of Samoa. Journal of the Pan-Pacific Research Institute v. 2 (no. 4): 3–11.
  • Jordan, D.S. 1927: Note. Copeia No. 161: 35–36.

1929[edit]

  • Jordan, D.S. 1929: Forbesichthys for Forbesella. Science (new series) v. 70 (no. 1803): 68.


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