Outram Bangs (January 12, 1863 – September 22, 1932) was an American zoologist.
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Bangs was born in Watertown, Massachusetts as the second son of Edward and Annie Outram (Hodgkinson) Bangs. He studied at Harvard from 1880 to 1884, and became Curator of Mammals at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1900.
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The Museum of Comparative Zoology, full name "The Louis Agassiz Museum of Comparative Zoology", often abbreviated simply to "MCZ", is the zoology museum located on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is one of three natural history research museums at Harvard whose public face is the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Harvard MCZ's collections consist of some 21 million specimens, of which several thousand are on rotating display at the public museum. The current director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology is James Hanken, the Louis Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University.
He visited Jamaica in 1906 and collected over 100 birds there, but his trip was cut short by dengue fever. His collection of over 10,000 mammalian skins and skulls, including over 100 type specimens, was presented to Harvard College in 1899. In 1908 his collection of over 24,000 bird skins was presented to the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and he went on to increase it. In 1925 he went to Europe, visiting museums and ornithologists and arranging scientific exchanges. He wrote over 70 books and articles, 55 of them on mammals ...
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He died at his summer home at Wareham, Massachusetts.
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Bangsia is a genus of tanagers containing six species. They are native to humid forests in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica. Wetmorethraupis is a close relative.
The Santa Marta antpitta is a species of bird in the Grallariidae family. It is endemic to Colombia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Bangs's mountain squirrel is a poorly known species of tree squirrel, that only lives in Costa Rica and Panama. It can be found in mountain rain forests at an altitude between 1,900 and 2,600 metres, and lives mainly in the tree tops, but sometimes on the forest floor as well. One of its habitats is at the summit of the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica, in a Clusia forest that is almost inaccessible to humans.
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