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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Mammals

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    Robert D. Fisher
    Collection Manager (USGS)

  • Phone: (202)633-1275
  • Fax: (202)357-1932
  • E-mail: fisherr[at]si.edu

  • Mailing Address:
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 111
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Shipping Address:
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0111
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Education

M.S. (Zoology): Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1969
B.S. (Education/Biology): Marion College, 1967

Collection Management Responsibilities

Care, curation, and management of the North American collection of mammals; provide specimen identifications, assist visitors in the use of the collection and associated records; process loan transactions and information requests; update computerized collection records; provide assistance to Biological Survey Unit research personnel.

Recent Publications

Fisher, Robert D. and Ludwig, Craig A. 2014. Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals: Rodentia (Myomorpha, Anomaluromorpha, and Hystricomorpha) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 642: 1-125. doi:10.5479/si.19436696.642

Fisher, Robert D. and Ludwig, Craig A. 2012. Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals: Rodentia (Sciuromorpha and Castorimorpha) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 640: 1-97. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.640.1

Frey, Jennifer, Fisher, Robert D. and Peurach, Suzanne 2009. Capture locations of two endangered rodents during a 1902 exploration of the Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico. Western North American Naturalist, 69(2): 267-271. doi:10.3398/064.069.0219

Carleton, Michael D., Fisher, Robert D. and Gardner, Alfred L. 1999. Identification and distribution of cotton rats, genus Sigmodon (Muridae : Sigmodontinae), of Nayarit, Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 112(4): 813-856.

Frey, J. K., Fisher, Robert D. and Ruedas, L. A. 1997. Identification and restriction of the type locality of the Manzano Mountains cottontail, Sylvilagus cognatus Nelson, 1907 (Mammalia: Lagomorpha: Leporidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 110(3): 329-331.

Hoffmann, Robert S. and Fisher, Robert D. 1978. Additional Distributional Records of Prebles Shrew (Sorex-Preblei). Journal of Mammalogy, 59(4): 883-884.

Jones, Clyde and Fisher, Robert D. 1973. Comments on the Type-Specimen of Neotoma desertorum sola Merriam 1894 (Mammalia: Rodentia). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 86(37): 435-438.

Paradiso, John L. and Fisher, Robert D. 1972. Mammals Imported into the United States in 1970 (Special Scientific Report—Wildlife; ) 1 pages.

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