PEARSON, Oliver Payne

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Oliver Payne Pearson


PEARSON, Oliver Payne (1915-2003), biologist who went to U.C. Berkeley as a student in zoology in 1946 at the end of World War II. In 1948 he was appointed Curator of Mammalogy in 1948; in 1966 he became Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Pearson retired from MVZ in 1977, after which he continued to do field work in Argentina until shortly before his death. Pearson visited and collected specimens on Santa Cruz Island August 29-September 14, 1948 with Frank A. Pitelka. In 1954, Pearson also visited Santa Rosa Island where he collected mice with Gus M. Rosenthal, Jr. Pearson’s field notes are on file at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley.

» Pearson, O. P. Additions to the fauna of Santa Cruz Island, California, with description of a new subspecies of Reithrodontomys megalotis in Journal of Mammalogy 32:366-368



Island Collections~

Santa Cruz Island

8/30,31/1948 MVZ herps

9/1,2,5,7/1948 MVZ herps

9/14 MVZ mammals

ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ August 30, 1948 MVZ-109857 Spilogale gracilis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ August 31, 1948 MVZ-109858 Spilogale gracilis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ August 31, 1948 MVZ-109859 Spilogale gracilis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ August 31, 1948 MVZ-109863 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ August 31, 1948 MVZ-109864 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 1, 1948 MVZ-109865 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 3, 1948 MVZ-109860 Spilogale gracilis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 4, 1948 MVZ-109841 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 4, 1948 MVZ-109845 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 4, 1948 MVZ-109846 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 4, 1948 MVZ-109848 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 5, 1948 MVZ-109806 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 5, 1948 MVZ-109807 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 5, 1948 MVZ-109808 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 5, 1948 MVZ-109809 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 5, 1948 MVZ-109810 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 5, 1948 MVZ-109811 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 5, 1948 MVZ-109812 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 6, 1948 MVZ-109813 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 6, 1948 MVZ-109814 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 7, 1948 MVZ-109815 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 8, 1948 MVZ-109851 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 8, 1948 MVZ-109862 Spilogale gracilis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 9, 1948 MVZ-109816 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 9, 1948 MVZ-109853 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 9, 1948 MVZ-109854 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 9, 1948 MVZ-109855 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 9, 1948 MVZ-109856 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 11, 1948 MVZ-109817 Myotis californicus caurinus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 11, 1948 MVZ-109861 Spilogale gracilis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Oliver P. Pearson MVZ September 12, 1948 MVZ-109866 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals


Santa Rosa Island

2/9/1954 MVZ mammals