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 link
  • The zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage. with others. 1839 external link
  • Description of the skeleton of an extinct gigantic Sloth, Mylodon robustus, Owen, with observations on Megatherioid quadrupeds in general, 1842 external link
  • Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals, 1843 external link
  • Odontography (1840–1845) vol 1, vol 2
  • Report on the state of Lancaster, 1845 external link
  • On the Archetype and Homologies of the Vertebrate Skeleton (1847) external link
  • History of British Fossil Reptiles 1846, external link
  • On the Nature of Limbs (1849) external link
  • On parthenogenesis, 1849 external link
  • On metamorphosis and metagenesis, 1851 external link
  • A monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous formations, 1851 external link
  • On the raw materials from the animal kingdom, displayed in the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1852 external link
  • Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck formations, 1853 external link
  • The principal forms of the skeleton and of the teeth, 1854 external link
  • Key to the geology of the globe, 1857 external link
  • On the classification and geographical distribution of the Mammalia, 1859 external link
  • 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 link
  • Memoir on the gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, savage). 1865 external link
  • Archaeopteryx (1863)
  • Anatomy of Vertebrates (1866)
  • Monograph of the Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic Formations (1871) external link
  • Anatomy of the king crab (Limulus polyphemus, Latr.), 1873 external link
  • 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)

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