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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Amphibians & Reptiles

Phyllomedusa vaillantii
Phyllomedusa vaillantii Ecuador, Pastaza Province. Photographed by William W. Lamar
bar Addison Wynn
    Addison Wynn
    Museum Specialist (Collection Manager)

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    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 162
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0162



B.S. (Zoology), 1978, Mississippi State University
M.S. (Zoology), 1982, University of Maryland, College Park

Responsibilities and Research Interests

Collection management, with emphasis on the salamander and tissue collections.  Taxonomy and systematics of blind snakes and salamanders.

Recent Publications

Kuchta, Shawn R., Haughey, Michael, Wynn, Addison H., Jacobs, Jeremy F. and Highton, Richard 2015. Ancient river systems and phylogeographical structure in the spring salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus. Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.12668

Wynn, Addison H., Reynolds, Robert P., Buden, Donald W., Falanruw, Marjorie C. and Lynch, Brian 2012. The unexpected discovery of blind snakes (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) in Micronesia: two new species of Ramphotyphlops from the Caroline Islands. Zootaxa, 31: 39-54.

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