Richard Lydekker, British naturalist

Richard Lydekker, British naturalist


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Richard Lydekker (1849-1915), British naturalist. Lydekker studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. From 1874 to 1882, he worked for the Geological Survey of India, studying animals and vertebrate palaeontology. He then worked at the Natural History Museum, London, UK, cataloguing fossil mammals, reptiles and birds. Books published included 'A Manual of Palaeontology' (1889) and 'The Wild Animals of India, Burma, Malaya, and Tibet' (1900). Lydekker was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (1894) and awarded the Lyell Medal (1902) of the Geological Society of London. Photographed in London by the Maull and Fox studio.

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