Clyde Jones (1935-2015)

 

Curator of Mammals Emeritus, Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum of TTU

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Emeritus, Texas Tech University

 

Ph.D., Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1964
M.S., Zoology, Botany, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1960
Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, B.A., 1957, History, Education, Biology

 

 

 

 

Jones’ research interests included the taxonomy, systematic distributions, ecology, and biogeography of recent mammals, particularly in the Chihuahuan Desert. Jones published over 190 scientific papers including five books. Jones described one mammalian subspecies, Myotis fortidens sonoriensis, and elevated Myotis lucifugus occultus to a species (Findley and Jones 1967). He directed 14 master’s students and 7 doctoral students to completion while at Texas Tech University. Jones retired from teaching in 2003, but as Professor Emeritus he remained active in research in the Department of Biological Sciences and the NSRL until his death in 2015.

 

Selected Publications:

  • Jones, J. K., Jr., D. Armstrong, R. Hoffmann, and C. Jones. 1983. Mammals of the northern Great Plains. Univ. Nebraska Press, Lincoln, xii+379 pp.
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  • Findley, J. S., A. H. Harris, D. E. Wilson, and C. Jones. 1975. Mammals of New Mexico. Univ. New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, xxii+360 pp.
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  • Jones, C. and R. D. Suttkus. 1973. Colony structure and organization of Pipistrellus subflavus in southern Louisiana. J. Mamm., 54:962-968.
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  • Jones C. 1972. Comparative ecology of three pteropid bats in Rio Muni, West Africa. J. Zool., London, 167:353-370.
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  • Jones, C. 1971. The bats of Rio Muni, West Africa. J. Mamm., 52:121-140.
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  • Jones, C. and Sabater Pi. 1969. Sticks used by chimpanzees in Rio Muni, West Africa. Nature, 223:100-101.
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  • Findley, J.S. and C. Jones. 1967. Taxonomic relationships of bats of the species Myotis fortidens, M. lucifugus, and M. occultus. J. Mamm., 48:429-444.
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  • Jones, C. 1967. Growth, development, and wing loading in the evening bat, Nycticeius humeralis (Rafinesque). J. Mamm., 48:1-19.
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  • Jones, C. 1965. Ecological distribution and activity periods of bats of the Mogollon Mountains area of New Mexico and adjacent Arizona. Tulane Stud. Zool., 12:93-100.
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  • Findley, J. S. and C. Jones. 1964. Seasonal distribution of the hoary bat. J. Mamm., 45:461-470.