General Orlando Hilario
Garrido Calleja
Male
Cuba
1931-03-01
Havanna, Cuba


About

Garrido started his career with his brother Reynaldo in the 1950s as a professional tennis player. He played at the Wimbledon Championships and 1959 at the US Open between 1956 and 1961, but was eliminated in the preliminary rounds. Between 1950 and 1959, Garrido made nine appearances for the Cuban Davis Cup team. He won four of his 16 individual games, in doubles he won only one of five games. His greatest success was in the final of the Canadian Open in 1959, where he had to admit defeat to his brother in four sets (6: 4, 1: 6, 6: 4, 6: 1).

After the Cuban Revolution, he devoted himself to zoology, especially ornithology and herpetology. In 1962, Garrido was one of the founders of the Comisión Nacional para la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba (National Committee of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba). In 1964 the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba was opened, where Garrido worked as a curator until his retirement. Garrido described around 129 new bird and reptile taxa, including subspecies of the Gundlachvireos (Vireo gundlachii sanfelipensis and Vireo gundlachii magnus), the Kubaswergauz (Glaucidium siju turquinense), the Perlaugenenspottel (Margarops fuscatbeininomininachomininachinisinomachiniskinisinkinisinikininusinichinis) (Kubusantusinusinchinachinis) (Siphonorhis brewsteri gonavensis). The reptiles described by Garrido include lizards of the genera Anolis and Leiocephalus, snakes of the genera Arrhyton and Tropidophis and geckos of the genus Sphaerodactylus. In 1968 Garrido was one of the last scientists to observe the Cuban Ivory Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis bairdii), which may be extinct today. In 1970, together with Luis Sánchez Varona, he wrote the first scientific description of the San Felipe tree rat (Mesocapromys sanfelipensis). In 2000, Garrido, in collaboration with Arturo Kirkconnell, published the book Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba, which is one of the standard works on Cuban avifauna. His other publications include Patos que anidan en Cuba (Aves-Anatidae) (1967), Catálogo de las Aves de Cuba (1975), Catálogo descriptivo de los anfibios y reptiles de Cuba (1984), The Cuban Lizards of the Genus Sphaerodactylus ( Sauria, Gekkonidae) (1985), Anfibios, reptiles y aves de Cayo Guajaba, Archipiélago de Sabana-Camagüey, Cuba (1986), Conozca Las Rapaces (1992) and A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies (2003).



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Archive statistics 1950 - 1964
2
240
100


Tournament wins 1960 - Geneva International Championship (Amateur)
1958 - Elbe Cup (Amateur)


Tournaments International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1964 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1964 Wimbledon - 1961 Roland Garros - 1961 Queens Club Tournament - 1961 Montana-Vermala - 1961 Évian-les-Bains - 1961 Conde de Godo - 1961 Lausanne - 1961 Gstaad - 1961 USSR International Championships - 1961 Dortmund International - 1961 Worcestershire Championships - 1961 Grunewald - 1961 Augsburg - 1961 Geneva International Championship - 1960 Italian International Championships - 1960 British Hard Court Championships - 1960 Dixie Championships - 1960 Biarritz - 1960 West of England Championships - 1960 Surrey Championships - 1960 Midland Counties Championships - 1960 Altamira International Invitation - 1960 Colombia International - 1960 Wolverhampton - 1960 Gstaad - 1960 Worcestershire Championships - 1960 Bielefeld - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 US Open - 1959 Philippines Championships - 1959 Canadian International Championships - 1959 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1959 Ontario Championships - 1959 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1959 West of England Championships - 1959 Province of Quebec Championships - 1959 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1959 Gstaad - 1959 Worcestershire Championships - 1959 Bremen - 1959 Pan American Games - 1959 Indonesian Championship b - 1959 Chile International - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 South of France Championships - 1958 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1958 Dixie Championships - 1958 German International Championships - 1958 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1958 West of England Championships - 1958 San Remo - 1958 Wiesbaden Championships - 1958 Florida West Coast - 1958 University of Miami - 1958 Asian Championships - 1958 Stuttgart - 1958 Gstaad - 1958 Real Madrid International - 1958 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1958 Indian International Championships - 1958 Sutton Coldfield - 1958 Worcestershire Championships - 1958 Bochum International - 1958 Hoylake & West Kirby - 1958 Elbe Cup - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 Queens Club Tournament - 1957 Italian International Championships - 1957 Netherlands International Championships - 1957 Dixie Championships - 1957 German International Championships - 1957 West of England Championships - 1957 Midland Counties Championships - 1957 Baden-Baden - 1957 Palm Beach Invitation - 1957 Florida West Coast - 1957 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1957 South Florida - 1957 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1957 University of Miami - 1957 Caribbean Championships - 1957 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1957 Kingston International Invitation - 1957 Colombia International - 1957 Masters Invitation - 1957 Gstaad - 1957 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1957 Antwerpen International - 1957 Erlangen International - 1957 Panama Championships - 1957 Villanueva International - 1957 Sochaux - 1957 Freiburg - 1957 Ingolstadt - 1957 Elbe Cup - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Roland Garros - 1956 Sugar Bowl - 1956 Queens Club Tournament - 1956 Italian International Championships - 1956 Dixie Championships - 1956 German International Championships - 1956 Conde de Godo - 1956 Palm Beach Invitation - 1956 Florida West Coast - 1956 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1956 Kingston International Invitation - 1956 New Orleans Championship - 1956 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1956 Gstaad - 1956 Ulster Championships - 1956 Florence International - 1956 East of Ireland Championships - 1956 Elbe Cup - 1956 Valladolid - 1956 New England Championship - 1955 Newport Casino Tournament - 1955 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1955 Southern Championships - 1955 Cincinnati - 1955 Connecticut Championships - 1955 Cuban Championships - 1955 Southwest Championships - 1955 Florida West Coast - 1955 Caribbean Championships - 1955 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1955 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1955 Austin Smith Championships - 1955 Kingston International Invitation - 1955 Blue and Gray Invitation - 1955 Pan American Games - 1955 Miami - 1954 University of Miami - 1954 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1954 Austin Smith Championships - 1954 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1954 Central American and Caribbean Olympic Games - 1954 Cuba vs. Coral Gables - 1954 Winter Park Florida - 1954 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1953 Colombia International - 1953 Caribbean Championships - 1950

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