Sherman C. BISHOP - papers on Opiliones

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Sherman Chauncey BISHOP

Birthdate: 18 Nov 1887

Birthplace: Sloatsburg, NY

Died: 1951

Co-author: see Crosby.

BIOGRAPHY. Né le 18 novembre 1887 a Sloatsburg (N.Y.). Après ses études à l'Université Cornell, il a été successivement assistant d'entomologie et de pathologie végétale à cette même Université, puis zoologiste au New York State Museum, professeur-adjoint de biologie à l'Université de Rochester et finalement, en 1933, professeur de zoologie.
Il s'est particulièrement intéressé à la systématique et à la biologie des Reptiles, des Batraciens et des Arachnides. En ce qui concerne les Araignées, il a fait d'importantes révisions de genres, la plupart en collaboration avec CROSBY, et a publié quelques notes sur l'éthologie de certaines Araignées.


  • Jason Dunlop, Hans-Ulrich Raake & Ian S. Kury(helped me out in Berlin 2009 - PDF 1950)
  • Axel Schönhofer (contributed PDFs - 1949b)
  • Christine Rollard & Mark Judson (allowed access to facilities in MNHN, Paris, 2013 - PDF C&B 1928).
  • Juliana Machado (digitialized - 1924a)
  • BHL (provided PDFs 1949a, C&B 1924b)
  • COMUT (photocopied - B&C 1924)


DISCLAIMER — This resource was first intended as for private use of the members of the arachnology lab of Museu Nacional, but later we thought "why not to share this with the world?". Eventually if greedy lawyers (redundance...) start to bother us with copyright matters, etc, we may have to be forced to quit the project and keep this just to ourselves.
Bishop, S.C. (1949a) The function of the spur on the femur of the palpus of the male, Leiobunum calcar (Wood) (Arachnida: Phalangida). Entomological News, 60(1), 10-11.
Bishop, S.C. (1949b) The Phalangida (Opiliones) of New York with special reference to the species of The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, Rensselaerville, New York. Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science, 9(3), 159–235.
Bishop, S.C. (1950) The life of a harvestman. Nature Magazine, 43, 264–267, 276.
Bishop, S.C. & Crosby, C.R. (1924). A fossil species of Caddo (Opiliones) from the Baltic Amber, and its living relatives. New York State Museum Bulletin, 253, 83–87.
Crosby, C.R. & Bishop, S.C. (1924a) Notes on the Opiliones of the southeastern United States with descriptions of new species. Journal Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 40(1/2), 8–26, pls. 1–3.
Crosby, C.R. & Bishop, S.C. (1924b) The genus Cyptobunus Banks (Phalangida). Entomological News, Philadelphia, 35(3), 104.
Crosby, C.R. & S. C. Bishop (1928) A list of the insects of New York with list of the species and certain other allied groups. In: Leonard, M.D. (Ed.), Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir, 101 (”1926”): 1074–1076.


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Picture of S. Bishop from P. Bonet (1945).
Biographical sketch from the same source.