William Elford Leach

William Elford Leach (1791–1836), English naturalist and zoologist.

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1813

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  • Leach, W.E. 1813–1814. Crustaceology. In: Brewsler D. (ed) The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia 7: 383–437.

1814

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  • Leach, W.E., 1814. The Zoological Miscellany: being descriptions of new, or interesting animals. Illustrated with coloured figures drawn from nature by R.P. Nodder. Vol. I. 144 pp. + 60 tt. London, E. Nodder & son. BHLReference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1814. Crustaceology in Brewster, D. (ed.), The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. Balfour, Edinburgh. 7(2): 385–437, 765–766. BHL Reference page

1815

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  • Leach, W.E. 1815. An Essay on the British Species of the Genus Melöe, with Descriptions of two exotic Species. Transactions of The Linnean Society of London 11: 35–49. BioStor.
  • Leach, W.E. 1815. Further Observations on the Genus Melöe, with Descriptions of Six Exotic Species. Transactions of The Linnean Society of London 11: 242–251. BioStor.
  • Leach, W.E. 1815. A tabular View of the external Characters of Four Classes of Animals, which Linné arranged under Insecta; with the Distribution of the Genera composing Three of these Classes into Orders, &c. and Descriptions of several New Genera and Species. Transactions of The Linnean Society of London 11: 306–400. BioStor. BHL
  • Leach, W.E. 1815. Entomology [pp. 57–172]. In: Brewster, D. (Ed). Brewster’s Edinburgh Encyclopedia. Volume IX [part I]. W. Blackwood, J. Waugh, etc., Edinburgh, 764 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1815. The Zoological Miscellany; Being Descriptions of New, or Interesting Animals. Vol. II. 2: 1–154, pls. 61–120. BHL Reference page

1816

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  • Leach, W.E. 1816 [1815]. XXXI. A tabular view of the external characters of four classes of animals, which Linné arranged under Insecta; with the distribution of the genera composing three of these classes into orders, &c and descriptions of several new genera and species. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 11: 306–400. BHL Reference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. XXIII. Further Observations on the Genus Melöe, with Descriptions of Six Exotic Species. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. A general notice of the animals taken by Mr. John Cranch, during the expedition to explore the source of the River Zaire, p. 407–419, Narrative of an expedition to explore the River Zaire …
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. Vermes Polychaeta. Encyclopedia Britanica.
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. Atya. Encyclopaedia Britannica, supplement to the fourth …
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. Annulosa. Supplement to the 4th, 5th, and 6th editions of the …
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. Annulosa, Classe I - Crustacea. Encyclopedia Britannica, Suppl. ed.
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. Systematic catalogue of the specimens of the indigenous Mammalia and Birds that are preserved at the British Museum. BHL
  • Leach, W.E. 1816. Tuckey's narrative of an expedition to explore the River Zaire. London, Appendix.

1817

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  • Leach, W.E. 1817. Distribution systematique de la class Cirripedes. Journal de Physique, de Chimie, d'Histoire Naturelle et des Arts 85: 67–69. Reference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1817. The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new or interesting animals. Vol. III. London: R.P. Nodder, v + [1] + 151 pp., pls. 121–150. BHL
  • Leach, W.E. 1817. XIX. Synopsis of the stirpes and genera of the family Dyticidea. Pp. 68–73. In: The zoological miscellany; being descriptions of new or interesting animals. Vol. 3. London: E. Nodder & Son, v + 151 pp. + pls 121–150. BHL
  • Leach, W.E. 1817. On the Rhipiptera of Latreille, an Order of Insects named by Kirby Strepsiptera. Zoological Miscellany 3: 133–136. BHL.

1818

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  • Leach, W.E. 1818. On the Classification of the Natural Tribe of Insects Notonectides, with Descriptions of the British Species. Transactions of The Linnean Society of London 12: 10–18. BioStor.
  • Leach, W.E. 1818. Notes on the insect Aphis lanigera. Transactions of the horticultural Society of London 3: 60 Reference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1818. Cirripedes. Supplement to the Fourth and Fifth Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co.): 168–171. Reference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1818. Appendix No. IV. A general Notice of the Animals taken by Mr. John Cranch, during the Expedition to find the Source of the River Zaire. Pp. 407–419 In Tuckey & Smith. Narrative of an expedition to explore the river Zaire, usually called the Congo, in South Africa, in 1816. J. Murray: London. BHL Reference page

1819

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  • Leach, W.E. 1819. [new genera]. In: Samouelle G.: The entomologist’s useful compendium; or an introduction to the knowledge of British insects comprising the best means of obtaining and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and the modern method of arranging the classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects from their affinities and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology: a calendar of the times of appearance, and usual situations of near 3000 species of British insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. London: Thomas Boys, 496 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1819. Appendix IV. Dr. Leach’s notice of reptiles, insects, &c. pp. 493–496 In: Bowdich, T.E. (Ed.). Mission of Fregate Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee. John Murray: London. BHL Reference page
  • Leach, W.E. 1819. Entomostraca. 524–543. In F. Levrault (ed.) Dictionaire des science naturelles. Levrault & Schoell, Paris. Reference page

1820

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  • Leach, W.E. 1820. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum: Eleventh Room. British Museum. London. 17th edition: 65–70. (Although the name of the author is not specified in the document, Leach was the Keeper of Zoology at the time). BHL DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.144385 Reference page

1821

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1822

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1824

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1825

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1826

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  • Leach, W.E. 1826. On the stirpes and genera composing the family Pselaphidae; with descriptions of some new species. Zoological Journal 2: 445–453.
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