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Allen, Joel Asaph, 1838-

Zoologist; born in Springfield, Mass., July 19, 1838; studied zoology at the Lawrence Scientific School. In 1865-71 he was a member of scientific expeditions to Brazil, the Rocky Mountains, and Florida: in 1870-85 was assistant in ornithology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology in Cambridge. He was president of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1883-90, and since 1885, has been curator of the department of vertebrate zoology in the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Professor Allen edited the Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, and was author of Monographs of North American Rodents (with Elliott Coues); History of North American Pinnipeds, etc.

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