George Brettingham Sowerby I

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George Brettingham Sowerby I (12.V.1788 - 26.VII.1854), British naturalist, illustrator and conchologist.

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  • Sowerby, G.B. 1823. The genera of recent and fossil shells, for the use of students in Conchology and Geology, with 264 original plates by James Sowerby, continued by J. de C. Sowerby, (18): 2 vol., (not paginated in original, added later) Reference page


  • Sowerby I, G.B. (1821–1834). The genera of recent and fossil shells, for the use of students, in conchology and geology. Published in 42 parts. Vol. 1, pls 1–126 [1821–1825]; vol. 2, pls 127–262 + text (unpaginated) [1825–1834]. London: G. B. Sowerby. BHL





  • Sowerby G.B., 1832. Characters and descriptions of new species of Mollusca and Conchifera collected by Mr. Cuming. Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London. 1832(2): 25-33 (link).


  • Sowerby, G.B. 1833. Characters of new species of mollusca and Conchifera, collected by Mr. Cuming. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1: 16, 34, 54, 70, 82, 134. Open access BHL.
  • Sowerby G.B., 1833. New species of shells collected by Mr. Cuming on the western coast of South America and among islands of the South Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the zoological Society of London.


  • Sowerby, G.B. 1846. Appendix to Part II: Description of the Tertiary fossil shells from South America, 605-627. In Darwin, C. (ed.), Geological Observations on the Volcanics Islands and Parts of South America Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. ‘‘Beagle.’’ Appleton, London. BHL Reference page


  • Sowerby G.B., 1852. A conchological manual.


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