Manager of Largescale Ornithological Projects Dr LC Sanford

The transfer of the Rothschild bird collections from Tring to New York as well as Mayr's employment by the AMNH in the early 1930s were due to the efforts of Dr. Leonard C. Sanford (1868-1950), a wealthy physician in New Haven, an influential member of the New York upper class society, and a Trustee of the AMNH (Murphy 1951 LeCroy 2005). He was not only the family doctor of many prominent families, but also a welcome associate as a splendid tennis player, an excellent bridge player, a superb...

Allopatric Speciation

Evolutionists understood since the Fisherian synthesis (p. 183) how and why populations of species change over time, yet species are distinct-they do not hybridize with or blend into one another. How can one separate species arise from another (parental) species or one species split into two Some geneticists (salta-tionists like W. Bateson, H. de Vries, R. Goldschmidt) believed that new species arise instantaneously by large mutations, sudden steps in which either a single character or a whole...

Cyclops Mountains

31 July-15 August 1928 at Hollandia 16 August-14 September 1928 Cyclops Mountains, collecting 15-20 September 1928 Ifar, Sentani Lake, collecting 21 September-20 October 1928 at Hollandia The ship was on its way to Hollandia (Jayapura today) on the northern coast of Dutch New Guinea, close to the eastern border. On the morning of 30 July they were traveling alongside the Cyclops Mountains, which drop steeply to the sea and soon entered Humboldt Bay. Until the Resident Officer had returned to...