George Sprague Myers

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George Sprague Myers (1905–1985), U.S. ichthyologist and herpetologist. Myers spent most of his career at Stanford University, where he was one of the leading American ichthyologists of the twentieth century. He served as the editor of Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin as well as president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Myers was also head of the Division of Fishes at the United States National Museum, and held a position as an ichthyologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. He was also an advisor in fisheries and ichthyology to the Brazilian Government.

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  • Myers, G.S. 1925. Results of some recent studies on the American killifishes. The Fish Culturist 4(8): 370–371. Reference page








  • Myers, G.S., 1935: An annotated list of the cyprinodont fishes of Hispaniola, with descriptions of two new species. Zoologica, Scientific Contributions of the New York Zoological Society 10(3): 301–316. Reference page


  • Myers, G.S. 1936. On the Indo-Australian fishes of the genus Scatophagus, with description of a new genus, Selenotoca. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 49: 83–85. BHL Reference page
  • Myers, G.S., Reid, E.D. 1936. Description of a new blennioid fish of the genus Acanthemblemaria from the Pacific coast of Panama. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 2(2): 7–10, Plate 2. BHL. Reference page


  • Myers, G.M. 1940. Suppression of Acaropsis and Chalcinus, two preoccupied generic names of South American fresh-water fishes. Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin. 1 (5): 170.


  • Myers, G.S. & Wade, C.B. 1941. Four new genera and ten new species of eels from the Pacific coast of tropical America. Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 1932–40, Los Angeles 9(4): 65–111, Pls. 7–16. BHLReference page



  • Myers, G.S. 1944. Two extraordinary new blind nematognath fishes from the Rio Negro, representing a new subfamily of Pygidiidae, with a rearrangement of the genera of the family, and illustrations of some previously described genera and species from Venezuela and Brazil. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 23(40): 591–602, Pls. 52–56. BHL Reference page




  • Myers, G.S. 1955. Notes on the classification and names of cyprinodont fishes. Tropical Fish Magazine, San Francisco 4(4): 7. Reference page


  • Myers, G.S. & Weitzman, S.H. 1966. Two remarkable new trichomycterid catfishes from the Amazon basin in Brazil and Colombia. Journal of Zoology 149: 277–287.Reference page
  • Greenwood, P.H., Rosen, D.E., Weitzman, S.H. & Myers, G.S. 1966. Phyletic studies of teleostean fishes, with a provisional classification of living forms. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 131(4): 339–456.Reference page
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