32. Princeton Finches

 

Between 1896 and 1899, Princeton University dispatched three scientific expeditions to the remote and unexplored South American Region of Patagonia for the collection of vertebrate and invertebrate fossils.  The two-man teams also studied new types of flora and fauna, many of which were named on the spot with deference to institutional loyalty; the finches shown here were dubbed Phrygilus Princetonianus.  J.P. Morgan financed the publication of a magnificent series of printed reports, including this and many other illustrations, to catalogue the discoveries of these journeys. 

  • To learn more about the Princeton expedition to Patagonia, see Café Vivian picture #64.

  • To learn more about things named for Princeton, see Café Vivian picture #28, 32, 36, 63, 64, 81, 83, and 92.

  • To learn more about the history of science at Princeton, see icon #2, 5, 6, and 7, quotation #9, 27, 34, and 39, and Café Vivian picture #14, 15, 22, 25, 35, 41, 43, 51, 64, 75, 78, 83, 87, 90, 114, and 131.

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