Richard Owen

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Richard Owen

Richard Owen (20 July, 1804 – 18 July, 1892) was a British biologist and palaeontologist.

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  • Owen, R. 1848. On Dinornis (Part III.): containing a description of the skull and beak of that genus, and of the same characteristic parts of Palapteryx, and of two other genera of birds, Notornis and Nestor; forming part of an extensive series of ornithic remains discovered by Mr. Walter Mantell at Waingongoro, North Island of New Zealand. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 3(5): 345–378. BHL Reference page


  • Owen, R. 1860. Paleontology or a systematic summary of extinct animals and their geological relations. Adam and Black, Edinburgh, 420 pp. Reference page
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