Wilson Taxa (Collected or Examined)
Taxa that Wilson, along with his students and colleagues who worked with him as collaborators, described and/or identified during his career are numerous. Most were originally described by other scientists and used to identify and name specimens, however, numerous were new to science and were designated types by Wilson and his students and colleagues for others to use to identify and name specimens with. Specimens that Wilson’s research lab worked with came from both collections they made and loans for material for study. Most of the specimens that Wilson collected are at the L. R. Wilson Paleobotany and Micropaleontology Collection and some are in other repositories/collections. Those that had been loaned to Wilson’s research lab are in other repositories/collections.
We use the following abbreviations in describing the repository (usually either a museum or university collection) that the specimens/material are owned and stored:
OMNH = L. R. Wilson Paleobotany and Micropaleontology Collection, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Note: Abbreviations are the same as those listed in The Global Registry of Biodiversity Repositories (GRBio) unless no registered abbreviation or collection code was listed which are noted.
Before any sorting, we list the taxa alphabetically by genus first, then alphabetically by species as they were known/described by Leisman and his collaborators. The columns are sortable by clicking on the heading. The first click to a heading sorts them alphabetically (A to Z)/numerically (1-25). The second click to heading sorts them reverse alphabetically (Z to A)/numerically (25-1). The third click to heading brings back to original sort order.
In the types column, if the type has an asterisk (*) after the type designation it means that it was not designated by Wilson or his collaborators but the author of the species and Wilson and/or his students and collaborators are known to have seen and studied it. If OMNH is listed for the repository it means one of our other collectors/scientists deposited it in our collection.
Based on publications, labels, letters, and other documentation, we are aware that Wilson, his students and his collaborators described or worked with taxa listed in the table below. Note, that we are not necessarily saying that Wilson, his students and collaborators were the first to describe the taxa listed here, but merely that they identified a specimen either in publication, on labels or other such manner as being these taxa.
|Taxa||Plant Group||Types as Observed by Wilson's Lab||Figured||Publication||Repositories||Confirmed|
|Elaterites triferens Wilson 1943||Holotype||Yes||Multiple||OMNH||Partial|