The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma is a series of publications that was made by the British government in India and published by Taylor and Francis of London. The series was started somewhere in 1881 after a letter was sent to the Secretary of State for India signed by Charles Darwin, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and other "eminent men of science". For this W. T. Blanford was appointed as editor and was also put in charge of the volume on mammals.In his volume on the mammals, Blanford notes:
After Blanford's death, Arthur Everett Shipley became the editor. The first series was followed by a second edition of some of the volumes such as the mammals, birds, reptiles and butterflies. The second edition is sometimes called the "new fauna". There were changes incorporated in this that included for instance the usage of trinomials for the birds. Following Shipley's death in 1927, Col. J. Stephenson took over as editor. After Indian Independence in 1947 a few volumes were published under the new name of Fauna of India but some of the volumes that were under preparation were never published. The 1953 volume on Polychaetes by Pierre Fauvel was published by the Indian Press from......