SCHWENKMEYER, Richard

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SCHWENKMEYER, Richard (1928- ), enthusiastic herpetologist born in San Diego.

Schwenkmeyer was invited to participate in the first cruise of the R/V Orca, research ship of the J. W. Sefton Foundation. Jo Sefton was aboard the trip, along with museum director, Arthur Fisher.

Schwenkmeyer specifically remembered the abundant quantities of abalone present on San Clemente Island; catching a Catalina Island rattlesnake on the Isthmus; and getting a Santa Rosa Island gopher snake. He later wrote a paper on the food habits of the Island Night Lizard, Xantusia, from stomach contents of lizards taken at San Clemente Island.


Schwenkmeyer collected on:

  • San Clemente Island (1948)
  • Santa Catalina Island (1948)
  • Santa Cruz Island (1948)
  • Santa Rosa Island (1948)


http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2010/mar/13/nothing-rattles-snake-expert/2/?#article-copy


  • 1979. Schwenkmeyer, Richard. The Food Habits of the Island Night Lizard, Xantisua riversiana reticulata, from San Clemente Island Nat. Hist. Misc. (Chicago Acad. Sci.) 38:1-3, 1979



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 5, 1948 SDMNH-39651 Crotalus oreganus Herps


Santa Cruz Island

8/8,9,12,13/1948 SDNHM herps


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 8, 1948 SDMNH-18341 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 8, 1948 SDMNH-18342 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18343 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18344 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18345 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18346 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18347 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18348 Elgaria multicarinata Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18349 Elgaria multicarinata Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18350 Elgaria multicarinata Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18351 Elgaria multicarinata Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18351 Elgaria multicarinata Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18351 Elgaria multicarinata Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 10, 1948 SDMNH-18416 Elgaria multicarinata Herps
Santa Rosa Island R. Schwenkmeyer SDMNH August 11, 1948 SDMNH-18408 Pituophis catenifer Herps