Theodore Dru Alison COCKERELL - papers on Opiliones

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Theodore Dru Alison COCKERELL

Birthdate: 1866

Birthplace: xxx, England

Died: 1948

BIOGRAPHY: Considered by many to be the world's expert on bees, Cockerell catalogued more than 900 species of bees in Colorado alone. His interests were not limited to entomology. Cockerell was a well-rounded naturalist in the truest sense of the word. He hunted fossils at the Florissant fossil beds, authored Zoology of Colorado, supported women's rights, and published extensively on science and social issues. Theo Cockerell was a key figure in the introduction of Darwinian theory to American science. Born in England in 1866, Cockerell first came to the United States in 1887 to cure a mild case of tuberculosis. He served as Director of the Museum of Jamaica and professor at the New Mexico Agricultural College (now New Mexico State University, Las Cruces). Cockerell came to Boulder to stay when his wife was appointed to the teaching staff of Boulder High School. Cockerell finally joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in 1904; he taught entomology and zoology here for 42 years. [From].

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Cockerell, T. D. A. 1889. Correspondence. Phalangodes robusta (Packard). The Canadian Entomologist, 21: 140.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1893. The entomology of the mid-alpine zone of Custer County, Colorado. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 20(4): 305-370. Access Page Images.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1895. Entomological observations in 1894. New Mexico College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station. no. 15, pp. 47-82.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1907. Some fossil arthropods from Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 23 (24): 605-616.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1907. Some Coleoptera and Arachnida from Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 23 (25): 617-621.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1911. The Fauna of Boulder County, Colorado. University of Colorado Studies, Boulder, 8(4): 227-256 + figs. 1-5.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1916. A new phalangid from the Coronados Islands (Arach.). Entomological News, 27(4): 158.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1916. The fossil fauna and flora of the Florissant (Colorado) Shales. Colo. Univ. Stud., Vol. 3, pp. 157-175.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1920. Fossil Arthropods in the British Museum. - I. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 9(5): 272-279.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1920. Fossil Arthropods in the British Museum.- IV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 9(6): 211-214.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1924. Fossil insects [also Arachnids] in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 64 art. 13: 1-15.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1927. Zoology of Colorado. University Colorado, Welch-Haffner Printing Co., Denver. 262 pages.

Cockerell, T. D. A., 1940. The insects of the Californian Islands. Proceedings of the Sixth Pacific Science Congress of the Pacific Science Association held at the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and San Francisco July 24th to August 12, 1939. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, 4: 283-295.


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"The American Cockerell: A Naturalist's Life, 1866-1948," ed. William A. Weber, F.L.S.

"The Valley of the Second Sons: Letters of Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, a young English naturalist, writing to his sweetheart and her brother about his life in West Cliff, Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado 1887-1890," ed. William A. Weber, F.L.S.

"Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 1866-1948," University of Colorado Studies, Series in Bibliography, No. 1, ed. William A. Weber.