Joshua Alder (1792 - 1867)


Joshua Alder (1792 - 1867) was a zoologist and a malacologist, who specialized in the Tunicata, and in gastropods. The Alders were an old Alnwick family, but Joshua was brought up and spent most of his adult life based in Newcastle.[1] He was one of the founding members of the Natural History Society of Northumberland.

Joshua Alder (7 April 1792 – 21 January 1867) was a British zoologist and a malacologist. He specialized in the Tunicata, and in gastropods.

He was a Member of the Natural History Society of Northumberland and Durham.

Bibliography

  • Alder J. (1838). "Supplement to a catalogue of the land and fresh-water testaceous Mollusca, found in the vicinity of Newcastle". Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland and Durham 1(3): 337-342. Newcastle.
  • Alder J. (1841). "Observations on the genus Polycera of Cuvier, with descriptions of two new British species". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 6: 337–342.
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1845-1855). A monograph of the British nudibranchiate Mollusca: with figures of all the species. The Ray Society, London. Published in 8 parts:
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1845) part 1.
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1846) part 2.
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1847) part 3.
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1848) part 4.
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1851) part 5.
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1854) part 6.
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (1855) part 7.
  • Eliot E. (1910) part 8 (suppl.)
  • Alder J. & Hancock A. (October 1851). "Descriptions of two new species of nudibranchiate Mollusca, one of them forming the type of a new genus". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (series 2)8(46): 290-302, pls. 9-10.
  • Alder, Joshua, Embleton, Dennis, Hancock, Albany, Hopkinson, John,Norman, Alfred Merle, 1905-12 The British Tunicata; an unfinished monograph, by the late Joshua Alder and the late Albany Hancock. Edited by John Hopkinson, with a history of the work by the Rev. A. M. Norman.London,Printed for the Ray society.

Taxa described

Names or synonyms of tunicates described by Joshua Alder include:

  • Dicoryne conferta (Alder, 1856)
  • Eudendrium capillare Alder, 1856
  • Hydractinia areolata Alder, 1862
  • Corymorpha nana Alder, 1857
  • Campanularia hincksii Alder, 1856
  • Laomedea flexuosa Alder, 1857
  • Laomedea neglecta Alder, 1856
  • Halecium nanum Alder, 1859

Taxa of gastropods described by Joshua Alder include:

  • Polyceroidea Alder & Hancock, 1845
  • Fiona Alder & Hancock, 1851
  • Chromodoris Alder & Hancock, 1855
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