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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Birds

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    James P. Dean
    Collections Manager

  • Phone: (202)633-0786
  • Fax: (202)633-8084
  • E-mail:deanj[at]

  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    Division of Birds
    PO Box 37012, MRC 116
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Shipping Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    Division of Birds
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0116


B.S. University of Texas at Arlington (1977). Biology
M. Ag. Texas A & M University (1979). Wildlife Sciences

Research Interests

Responsible for supervision of collection management activities, including accessions, loans, information requests, assisting visitors, cataloging, and specimen installations. Interests in collection management, collection conservation, and specimen preparation.

Selected Publications

Donegan, Thomas, Salaman, Paul and Dean, James P. 2009. Overlooked first record of Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa for Colombia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 129(4): 198-201.

Mcnair, D. B. and Dean, James P. 2003. Distributional Information on Birds from Egg Sets Collected by Henry Rogers Durkee in 1870 in Southwestern Wyoming. Western North American Naturalist, 63(3): 320-332.

Reid, A. H., Fanning, T. G., Slemons, R. D., Janczewski, T. A., Dean, James P. and Taubenberger, J. K. 2003. Relationship of pre-1918 avian influenza HA and NP sequences to subsequent avian influenza strains. Avian Diseases, 47: 921-925.

Fanning, Thomas G., Slemons, Richard D., Reid, Ann H., Janczewski, Thomas A., Dean, James P. and Taubenberger, Jeffery K. 2002. 1917 Avian Influenza Virus Sequences Suggest that the 1918 Pandemic Virus Did Not Acquire Its Hemagglutinin Directly from Birds. Journal of virology, 76(15): 7860-7862.

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