Fenner A. Chace Jr.

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AmericanBorn Fenner Albert Chace

American carcinologist

Born on October 5, 1908 in Fall River, Massachusetts , United States

Died on May 30, 2004 in Chevy Chase, Maryland , United States

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Fenner Albert Chace Jr. (October 5, 1908 – May 30, 2004) was an American carcinologist.

...   Fenner Albert Chace Jr. (October 5, 1908 – May 30, 2004) was an American carcinologist.

Fenner Albert Chace Jr. was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University, and received his doctorate in 1934, and became a curator at that university's Museum of Comparative Zoology.: 102–103  After the start of World War II, he worked as a civilian for the Army Air Force oceanographic group, and later commissioned as an officer. His unit was dismantled,: 104–105  and he was reassigned to the US Navy Hydrographic Office.: 101  He worked to produce cloth survival charts to be used by aviators lost at sea.: 105  After the war, he succeeded Waldo L. Schmitt at the United States National Museum. He worked at the National Museum until his retirement in 1978,: 255  and then he continued as Zoologist Emeritus. He was "one of the most influential carcinologists of the 20th century", and named 200 taxa in the Decapoda and Stomatopoda, most of them shrimp.

Taxa named by Fenner A. Chace include:

Chace is commemorated in a number of names of taxa:

The shrimp genus Janicea (currently in the family Barbouriidae) is named after Chace's wife, Janice.


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