SPECIAL BIOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES
RELATING TO ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY OF THE GRAND CANYON OR LOWER COLORADO RIVER REGION
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These bibliographies are extracted from among the citations in THE GRAND CANON Volume 1 (4th Edition, 2022). They will be occasionally updated on this website and will include citations that have been added to the overall 5th Edition that is being compiled (but with no projected date of completion).
Citations for modern organisms are copied from Part 19 of the bibliography. Ichthyological citations for the Lower Colorado River are copied from Part 11/Section 1 and Part 19. Citations for paleontology are copied from Part 21. Citations for the Colorado River limitrophe and delta regions are copied from Part 11/Section 1. Citations for the Salton Sea and Imperial–Mexicali Valley are copied from Part 11/Section 1.
The special biological bibliographies omit some items that relate to ecological analyses generally, such as studies of applied ecology or that have no explicit organismal focus, and documents that more strictly address administrative aspects of environmental mangement. Such resources will be found in the more inclusive listings of these and other parts of THE GRAND CANON Volume 1. However, for Lake Mead, the Salton Sea and Imperial–Mexicali Valley region, and the Colorado River delta region there also are special bibliographies on the biology, ecology, and environment of these areas (refer to the list below).
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THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL BIOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES ARE AVAILABLE
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Bibliography & Annotated Checklist of Living Organisms First Named from the Grand Canyon and Vicinity (Northwestern Arizona)
This publication is a resource manager’s and historian’s reference work documenting species-level taxa of living organisms that were first scientifically named based wholly or in part on collections made at, in, or near the Grand Canyon. This historical resource is not a work of systematics nor of taxonomic revision.
The bibliography/checklist includes 322 species-level taxa named on type specimens collected in the greater Grand Canyon region of northwestern Arizona; 215 of those taxa are based at least in part on specimens from within, or are with good probability from within, the current boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. Five taxonomic kingdoms are represented among them—animals, plants, fungi, photosynthetic eukaryotes, and protists.
This document provides federal and Native American resource managers and historians of the Grand Canyon region of northwestern Arizona with a census of living (neontological) organisms that had been scientifically named based on collections made wholly on, or in part from, the lands that these managers oversee. Federal administrative units to which this accounting may be of particular interest are: Grand Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (in that area near where it shares a boundary with the Grand Canyon park at Lees Ferry), Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District; Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument; U.S. Forest Service, Kaibab National Forest. Jurisdictions of Native American peoples addressed pertain to: Havasupai Tribe, Hualapai Indian Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Navajo Nation.
Bibliography of Paleontology of the Grand Canyon Region and in the Stratigraphic Continuity of Grand Canyon Formations (Latest: Version 3, 1 May 2023)
Bibliography of Ichthyology of the Lower Colorado River: Glen Canyon Dam to the Río Colorado Delta, Grand Canyon Tributaries, and Lower Virgin and Muddy Rivers. Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
Bibliography of Non-Avian Terrestrial Vertebrates of the Grand Canyon Region (Including Bats). Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
Bibliography of Ornithology of the Grand Canyon Region. Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
Bibliography of Entomology of the Grand Canyon Region (Insects, Arachnids, and Other Arthropods). Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
Bibliography of Invertebrates of the Grand Canyon Region (Except Insects and Other Arthropods) (latest version: 15 February 2022)
Bibliography of Protists and Other Microorganisms of the Grand Canyon Region (latest version: 15 February 2022)
Bibliography of Botany of the Grand Canyon Region. Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
Bibliography of Biology, Ecology, and Environment of Lake Mead, Arizona–Nevada: Including Las Vegas Wash, Lower Virgin River, and Specific Localities in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
Bibliografía de Biología, Ecología, y Medio Ambiente del Limítrofe y Delta del Río Colorado y la Parte Adyacente del Alto Golfo de California (México y Estados Unidos) / Bibliography of the Biology, Ecology and Environment of the Colorado River Limitrophe and Delta, and the Adjacent Part of the Upper Gulf of California (Mexico and United States). Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
(Preface in English and in Spanish translation. Notations within the citations of this bibliography are in English.)
Bibliography of Biology, Ecology, and Environment of the Salton Sea and the Imperial–Mexicali Valley Region (California and Baja California). Second Edition. (1 May 2023)
THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL BIOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES ARE
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