1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Lydekker, Richard

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7419181922 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 31 — Lydekker, Richard

LYDEKKER, RICHARD (1849–1915), English naturalist and geologist, was born in London July 25 1849. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a first-class in the Natural Science tripos (1871). He joined the staff of the geological survey of India in 1874, remaining in this post till 1882. He became very widely known as a naturalist, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1894. His works include Catalogues (in 10 vols.) of the fossil mammals, reptiles and birds in the British Museum (1891); A Manual of Palaeontology (with Prof. H. A. Nicholson, 2 vols., 1889); Phases of Animal Life (1892); The Royal Natural History (with Sir W. H. Fowler, 8 vols., 1893–6); The Great and Small Game of India, Burma and Tibet (1900). He died at Harpenden April 16 1915.