Smithsonian gopher

Fri Oct 29 10:40:10 CDT 1993

              Announcement of New Gopher Server

The Server's Name:
    Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Gopher

The Hostname:                     (currently at

The Port Number:

Administrative contact
    Don Gourley                         don at
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C.

Place in the Gophers of the World Hierarchy:
    North America / USA / washington DC

Official Announcement Text:

 The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural
History is pleased to announce the Smithsonian Natural
History Gopher Server.  With over 120 million collections
and 135 professional scientists, the National Museum of
Natural History is one of the world's largest museums
devoted to natural history and anthropology.  This server
will provide access to data associated with the collections,
and information and tools for the study of the natural

Initial offerings on the server are from the Department of
Botany and the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics.  Other
departments will be joining this server shortly.

The Department of Botany menu includes the Type Specimen
Register for the US National Herbarium (88,000 records), an
index to the historical collections represented in the US
National Herbarium (1600 records as of 1965), recent issues
of the Biological Conservation Newsletter and the American
Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) Newsletter, a biological
conservation bibliography (over 6000 records), and a copy of
the "Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas."

The Smithsonian's Laboratory of Molecular Systematics is
providing an FTP server to the PAUP (Phylogenetic Analysis
Using Parsimony) program and related software for
phylogenetic analysis.  This can be accessed from the
Laboratory of Molecular Systematics menu on the Smithsonian
Natural History Gopher.

The Department of Vertebrate Zoology includes checklists of
known species names.  Currently the Mammal Species of the
World have been posted.  We plan to expand this to include
Amphibians, Fishes, etc.

For further information contact:

Don Gourley, Gopher Administrator, don at
Ellen Farr, Department of Botany, mnhbo001 at

-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at

More information about the Taxacom mailing list