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Alan Mozley: An American malacologist in Siberia (1932–1933)
 
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Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
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St. Petersburg Branch of S. I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
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Maxim V. Vinarski   

Saint-Petersburg State University, 7/9 Universitetskaya Emb, 199034 Saint-Petersburg
St. Petersburg Branch of S. I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of Russian Academy of Sciences, 5/2 Universitetskaya Emb., 199034, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Submission date: 2020-04-12
Final revision date: 2020-08-30
Acceptance date: 2020-09-04
Online publication date: 2020-10-09
 
 
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The history of malacological exploration of Siberia, made in 1932 and 1933 by the malacologist Alan Mozley, then affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, USA, is given, with a discussion of his contribution to the knowledge of taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of freshwater and terrestrial molluscs of Northern Asia. The type specimens of the Siberian species and subspecies, described as new by Mozley, are illustrated, with remarks on the current taxonomic status of these taxa. A social-historical context of Mozley’s trip to Stalin’s Russia is also provided, including its connection to the prosecution of Nikolay Vavilov, a key opponent of “Lysenkoism”.
 
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