Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals

  title={Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals},
  author={Neal Woodman},
  journal={Archives of Natural History},
  • N. Woodman
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Biology
  • Archives of Natural History
The North American naturalist Constantine S. Rafinesque spent much of the year 1818 engaged in a solo journey down the Ohio River Valley to explore parts of what was then the western United States. Along the way, he visited a number of fellow naturalists, and he spent more than a week at the Henderson, Kentucky, home of artist and ornithologist John James Audubon. During the succeeding two years, Rafinesque published descriptions of new species that resulted from his expedition, including… 

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