Journal of Mammalogy
Joel Asaph Allen (19 July 1838 to 29 August 1921; Fig. 1) was a formative figure in the early years of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM). Prior to the constitution of the Society, Allen had been appointed by Hartley H. T. Jackson as a member of the Committee on the Organization of the Mammal Society (Hoffmeister 1969). By all accounts a retiring individual, he was elected to honorary membership in the Society at the first meeting of the ASM (Washington, DC, 3–4 April 1919—Hoffmeister 1969). Honorary Membership is “the highest honor that the Society bestows” (Genoways and Freeman 2001).
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Ruedas, L. A. (2021). Editor’s Choice: Honoring Joel Asaph Allen. Journal of Mammalogy, 102(1), 10–12. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyab008