Author:Richard Owen (1804-1892)

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Richard Owen
Biologist, comparative anatomist, palaeontologist
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "R. O."
Richard Owen


  • Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (1832) (external scan)
  • The zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage. with others. 1839 (external scan)
  • Description of the skeleton of an extinct gigantic Sloth, Mylodon robustus, Owen, with observations on Megatherioid quadrupeds in general, 1842 (external scan)
  • Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals, 1843 (external scan)
  • Odontography (1840–1845) vol 1, vol 2
  • Report on the state of Lancaster, 1845 (external scan)
  • On the Archetype and Homologies of the Vertebrate Skeleton (1847) (external scan)
  • History of British Fossil Reptiles 1846, (external scan)
  • On the Nature of Limbs (1849) (external scan)
  • On parthenogenesis, 1849 (external scan)
  • On metamorphosis and metagenesis, 1851 (external scan)
  • A monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous formations, 1851 (external scan)
  • On the raw materials from the animal kingdom, displayed in the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1852 (external scan)
  • Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck formations, 1853 (external scan)
  • The principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth, 1854 (external scan)
  • Key to the geology of the globe, 1857 (external scan)
  • On the classification and geographical distribution of the Mammalia, 1859 (external scan)
  • Palæontology or a Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their Geological Relations (1860) 2nd Ed
  • On the fossil mammals of Australia, 1859. Part 1-3, Part 6-7, other parts
  • On the extent and aims of a national museum of natural history, 1862 (external scan)
  • Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, savage). 1865 (external scan)
  • Archaeopteryx (1863)
  • Anatomy of Vertebrates (1866)
  • Monograph of the Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic Formations (1871) (external scan)
  • Anatomy of the king crab (Limulus polyphemus, Latr.), 1873 (external scan)
  • Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia of South Africa (1876)
  • Antiquity of Man as deduced from the Discovery of a Human Skeleton during Excavations of the Docks at Tilbury (1884)
  • "On Argillornis longipennis, Ow., a large Bird of flight, from the Eocene Clay of Sheppey" in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 34 (1878), pp. 124–130
  • Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals
  • "Oken, Lorenz," in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., 1911)
  • British Fossil Mammals and Birds

Works about Owen[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1927 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.