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Benson, Margaret Jane

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Botany. 860 words.

Benson, Margaret Jane (1859–1936), botanist and palaeontologist, was born on 20 October 1859 in London, the sixth of the nine children of William Benson, architect and civil engineer, and...

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Berry, Edward Wilber

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Palaeontology; Botany. 929 words.

Berry, Edward Wilber (10 February 1875–20 September 1945), paleobotanist, teacher, and university administrator, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Abijah Conger Berry and Anna...

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The biggest mass extinction

in The History of Life

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology; Biological Sciences. 5497 words.

‘The biggest mass extinction’ discusses the biggest of the five mass extinctions — the end-Permian mass extinction 251 million years ago when up to 96 per cent of species died out....

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Carpenter, Philip Herbert

T. G. Bonney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 592 words.

Carpenter, Philip Herbert (1852–1891), palaeontologist and zoologist, was born at 6 Regent's Park Terrace, London, on 6 February 1852, the fourth son of William Benjamin Carpenter...

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Cope, Edward Drinker

Ronald Rainger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Palaeontology. 1424 words.

Cope, Edward Drinker (28 July 1840–12 April 1897), biologist and paleontologist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Alfred Cope, a businessman and farmer, and Hannah Edge....

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Cox, Leslie Reginald

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Invertebrates. 1237 words.

Cox, Leslie Reginald (1897–1965), palaeontologist and malacologist, was born on 22 November 1897 in Islington, north London, the son of Walter Cox, and his wife, Jessie Lucy (née Witte)....

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Dall, William Healey

Phillip Drennon Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Natural History; Invertebrates. 1400 words.

Dall, William Healey (21 August 1845–27 March 1927), natural historian, paleontologist, and malacologist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Henry Appleton Dall, a...

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Davidson, Thomas

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Palaeontology; Natural History. 1023 words.

Davidson, Thomas (1817–1885), natural history artist and palaeontologist, was born in Edinburgh on 17 May 1817, the eldest of the three children of William Davidson, the wealthy owner of...

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Dennis, James Blatch Piggott

Robert Halliday.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Natural History. 610 words.

Dennis, James Blatch Piggott (1815–1861), palaeontologist and natural historian, was born, possibly at Colchester, on 4 August 1815, the son of Philip Dennis, an army officer. After...

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Edinger, Tilly

Bonnie Shapiro.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Ecology and Conservation. 731 words.

Edinger, Tilly (13 November 1897–27 May 1967), paleoecologist, was born Johanna Gabrielle Ottelie Edinger in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, the daughter of Ludwig Edinger, a noted medical...

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