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The Work of John Samuel Budgett: Being a Collection of his Zoological Papers, Together with a Biographical Sketch

By: J Graham Kerr(Author), Arthur E Shipley(Foreword By)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2014 | #221235 | ISBN-13: 9781107424029
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During his brief career, John Samuel Budgett (1872-1904) published a number of papers on his many expeditions to Africa and investigations into the development of the genus Polyptera, although his devotion to his study led to his death from complications arising from malaria. The Work of John Samuel Budgett, originally published three years after his death, was edited by his friend and colleague J. Graham Kerr and contains a complete collection of his zoological papers from 1899 to 1903, as well as a short biography of Budgett by famous zoologist Arthur Shipley. The Work of John Samuel Budgett will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of zoology or embryology.


Preface: John Samuel Budgett: biographical sketch Arthur E. Shipley

1. Notes on the Batrachians of the Paraguayan Chaco with observations upon their breeding habits and development, especially with regard to Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis, Cope. Also a description of a new genus
2. General account of an expedition to the Gambia colony and protectorate in 1898-9
3. Observations on Polypterus and Protopterus

4. List of the fishes collected by Mr J. S. Budgett in the River Gambia G. A. Boulenger, with notes by J. S. Budgett

5. On some points in the astronomy of Polypterus
6. On the breeding habits of some West African fishes, with an account of the external features in the development of Protopterus annectens and a description of the larva of Polypterus lapradei
7. The habits and development of some West African fishes
8. On the ornithology of the Gambia River
9. On the structure of the larval Polypterus

10. Account of journey to Uganda
11. Note on the spiracles of Polypterus
12. The development of Polypterus senegalus Cuv. J. Graham Kerr
13. Note on the habits of Polypterus J. Herbert Budgett
14. The development of Gymnarchus niloticus Richard Assheton
15. Report upon sundry teleostean eggs and larvae from the Gambia River Richard Assheton
16. Notes on anuran development; Paludicola, Hemisus and Phyllomedusa Edward J. Bles
17. On the freshwater Medusa, Limnocnida tanganicae, discovered in the River Niger by the late J. S. Budgett Edward T. Browne


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