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Frederick M. BayerResearch Zoologist, Emeritus
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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Frederick M. Bayer
University of Miami, BS (1948)
George Washington University, MS (1954)
George Washington University, PhD (1958)
Research Interests: Taxonomy, zoogeography, mineralogy of Octocorallia (soft corals)
1956. Octocorallia, in: Moore, R.C. (Ed.). Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, part F, Coelenterata:166-231, figs. 134-162. Geological Society of America.
1961. The shallow-water Octocorallia of the West Indian region. [viii] + 1-373, 101 figs, frontisp., 28 pls. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. (Also appeared as Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 12.
1968. (-- and Harding B. Owre). The Free-living Lower Invertebrates. New York: The Macmillan Company. viii+229 pp., 271 figs.
1971. New and unusual mollusks collected by R/V John Elliott Pillsbury and R/V Gerda in the tropical western Atlantic. Bull. Mar. Sci. 21:111-236, 72 figs. [Also issued in Studies in Tropical American Mollusks, University of Miami Press, 1971].
1974. Studies on the anatomy and histology of Plexaura homomalla in Florida. Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. Miami 12:62-100, 62 figs.
1981. Bibliography of Octocorallia 1469-1977. Seminários de Biologia Marinha, Academia Brasileira de Ciências, Rio de Janeiro, pp. 29-102.
1981. Key to the genera of Octocorallia exclusive of Pennatulacea (Coelenterata: Anthozoa), with descriptions of new taxa. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 94(3): 902-947, figs. 1-80.
1992. The helioporacean octocoral Epiphaxum Recent and fossil. A monographic iconography. Studies in Tropical Oceanography 15:i-viii + 1-76, 62 figs.
1996. The Antarctic genus Callozostron and its relationship to Primnoella (Octocorallia, Gorgonacea: Primnoidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 109(1):150-203, 38 figs.
2001.Ian G. Macintyre, F.M. Bayer, M.A.V. Logan, and H.C.W. Skinner. The mineral component of the axis and holdfast of some gorgonacean octocorals (Coelenterata: Anthozoa), with special reference to the family Gorgoniidae. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 114(1):309-345, figs. 1-23, Table 1.
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