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Allman, George James (1812–1898), naturalist

A. F. Pollard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History. 755 words.

Allman, George James (1812–1898), naturalist, was born in February 1812 in Cork, the eldest son of James Allman of Bandon, co. Cork. He was educated at the Belfast Academical Institution...

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Anatomical and genetic data reveal that Rivularia Heude, 1890 belongs to Viviparinae (Gastropoda: Viviparidae)

Bert Van Bocxlaer, Ellen E Strong, Romy Richter, Björn Stelbrink and Thomas Von Rintelen.

in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

December 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 13006 words.

Abstract

Within Viviparidae, the systematic affinities of several genera are uncertain, with respect to one another, but also as to their subfamily...

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Anatomical study of two previously undescribed specimens of Clevosaurus hudsoni (Lepidosauria: Rhynchocephalia) from Cromhall Quarry, UK, aided by computed tomography, yields additional information on the skeleton and hitherto undescribed bones

Aileen O’Brien, David I Whiteside and John E A Marshall.

in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 15026 words.

Abstract

We investigate two well-preserved and previously undescribed specimens of Clevosaurus hudsoni from a Late Triassic fissure deposit at Cromhall Quarry,...

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Anatomically preserved Silurian ‘nematophytes’ from the Welsh Borderland (UK)

Dianne Edwards, Rosmarie Honegger, Lindsey Axe and Jennifer L Morris.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7073 words.

Abstract

Stratified charcoalified fragments of thalloid organisms with tripartite tissue construction have been isolated from the basal member of the Upper...

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Ancient DNA reveals that the ‘extinct’ Hunter Island penguin (Tasidyptes hunteri) is not a distinct taxon

Theresa L Cole, Jonathan M Waters, Lara D Shepherd, Nicolas J Rawlence, Leo Joseph and Jamie R Wood.

in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

December 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 3020 words.

Abstract

The penguin species Tasidyptes hunterivan Tets & O’Connor, 1983, the sole representative of an extinct penguin genus, was described on the basis of...

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Anderson, William (c. 1748–1778), surgeon and naturalist

J. Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Surgery. 671 words.

Anderson, William (c. 1748–1778), surgeon and naturalist, was born in Scotland, probably in the area of North Berwick, Haddingtonshire. Nothing is known of his immediate family other than...

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Andrews, William (bap. 1802, d. 1880), naturalist

James Britten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History. 582 words.

Andrews, William (bap. 1802, d. 1880), naturalist, was baptized at St Pancras, Chichester, on 8 January 1802, the second child of William Andrews, a printer in that city, and his wife,...

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Angular cartilage structure and variation in Neotropical freshwater stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygonidae), with comments on their function and evolution

João Pedro Fontenelle, Thiago S Loboda, Matthew Kolmann and Marcelo R de Carvalho.

in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 14035 words.

Abstract

The various configurations of the jaws, anterior branchial arches and neurocranium provide some of the fundamental synapomorphies, distinguishing the...

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Archer, William (1830–1897), naturalist and librarian

C. L. Falkiner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 655 words.

Archer, William (1830–1897), naturalist and librarian, was born on 6 May 1830 at Maghera, co. Down, the eldest son of the Revd Richard Archer, perpetual curate at Maghera and a member of a...

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Arderon, William (1702/3–1767), naturalist

Giles Hudson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History. 596 words.

Arderon, William (1702/3–1767), naturalist, whose origins are otherwise obscure, was the only son of an 'indulgent father' (Forster MS 47c. 12, fol. 6r). He was born and brought up in the...

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