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Emmett Reid Dunn

Born: Nov 21, 1894

Death: Feb 13, 1956

Birthplace: Alexandria

Nationality: United States

Emmett Reid Dunn

Date of Birth : Nov 21, 1894
Date of Death : Feb 13, 1956
Birth Place : Alexandria

Emmett Reid Dunn was an American herpetologist noted for his work in Panama and for studies of salamanders in the Eastern United States. He attended Haverford College as an undergraduate and received his PhD from Harvard University. After receiving his PhD, he taught at Smith College. He left Smith to study on a Guggenheim Fellowship, following which he became a professor of biology at Haverford College. He was also curator of reptiles and amphibians at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. He served as editor of Copeia from 1924 to 1929.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
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