Francis Buchanan-Hamilton

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Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1762–1829), Scottish physician who made significant contributions as a geographer, zoologist, and botanist while living in India.

IPNI standard form: Buch.-Ham. (botany)
Author abbreviation: Hamilton (zoology)

After his elder brother's death, the maternal inheritance fell to him, but to claim it, he needed to change his last name.

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