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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.12
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Sir Arthur Smith Woodward published many scientific works on fossil fishes from Brazil, among them the description of 14 new species and the redefinition of two lectotypes. This paper provides an illustrated, taxonomic update on the following taxa, together with comments...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430
EISBN: 9781862399624
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.10
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Arthur Smith Woodward commanded international respect and acclaim. He was honoured in scientific circles from Russia to the Americas and throughout Europe, particularly for his outstanding work on fossil fish. He was distinguished in both his exceptional abilities as a vertebrate...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.9
EISBN: 9781862399624
... of any substance was Arthur Smith Woodward’s Catalogue of Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History) with a historical, descriptive and systematic review of the chondrichthyans, a group on which he already had an impressively large publication record. Initially stimulated by his observations...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.15
EISBN: 9781862399624
...-year-old Arthur Woodward (1864–1944) joined the museum in 1882, was ordered to change his name and was catapulted into vertebrate palaeontology, beginning work on Australian fossils in 1888. His subsequent career spanned six decades across the nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries and, although Smith...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.6
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract The Natural History Museum (NHMUK) fossil reptile collections contain a set of specimens sent to Arthur Smith Woodward in 1908 by the Argentinian palaeontologist, Florentino Ameghino. This collection includes a skull and other material of Cricosaurus , a metriorhynchid thalattosuchian...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.3
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract In 1884, Arthur Smith Woodward first met Charles Dawson, a solicitor and industrious amateur collector, antiquarian, geologist, archaeologist and palaeontologist. This began a long association and friendship centred on their mutual interest in palaeontology and human evolution. Dawson...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.8
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract The link between the renowned palaeoichthyologist Arthur Smith Woodward and the similarly lauded marine reptile collector Alfred Nicholson Leeds may seem an unlikely one, but they formed a close family friendship during their professional acquaintance. Amongst the many fish specimens...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.16
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract The monotypic scombrid fish Micrornatus is represented by a single skull from the early Eocene (Ypresian) London Clay Formation of southeastern England. Although Arthur Smith Woodward substantially increased the diversity of scombrids and scombrid-like taxa known from this deposit...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.14
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Four years after joining the Natural History Department of the British Museum in 1882, Arthur Smith Woodward published his first taxonomic paper erecting three new species based on sharks’ teeth. He retired from the Natural History Museum in 1924 but continued to publish until his...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.11
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract When Sir Arthur Smith Woodward began to lose his sight around 1940, his wife Maud persuaded him to record his memoirs. When he died in 1944, they were incomplete and Lady Smith Woodward added her own reminiscences to them with a view to having the whole published...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.17
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract When an 18-year-old Arthur Smith Woodward arrived at the new home of the natural history collections of the British Museum on Cromwell Road, South Kensington in August 1882, he could not have envisaged the treasure trove of vertebrate fossils that awaited him. Even before the move...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.13
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Although primarily a pre-eminent palaeoichthyologist, Arthur Smith Woodward’s research and publications ranged across all major tetrapod groups: nevertheless, his contributions in this area have generally been overshadowed by involvement in the ‘Piltdown Man’ affair. Smith Woodward...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.5
EISBN: 9781862399624
... with Charles Sherborn ( 1890 , 1891 ). Fig. 2. Lower left corner of the tablecloth that includes the signatures of Arthur Smith Woodward (blue) and his father-in-law, H. G. Seeley (pale lilac). Other clearly shown signatures, clockwise from top right, are those of Alfred Leeds, J. Bayer, C. Tate Regan...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.1
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Smith Woodward embarked on the production of a catalogue of fossil fishes half a century after Louis Agassiz began a similar exercise. These two palaeontological goliaths remain the only authorities who saw all relevant fossil fish material in all important collections. Between...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1144/M34.3
EISBN: 9781862394094
... important echinoid specimens that he wished to examine. This survey complemented an earlier one made by Arthur Smith Woodward (1888) , which enumerated some of the most interesting vertebrate collections in continental museums. These visits enabled him to see the different ways in which museums displayed...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.7
EISBN: 9781862399624
... (sharks). Despite recognizing similarities to and differences from these extant groups, Smith Woodward suggested that Sclerorhynchus be assigned to the Pristidae, although acknowledging that the rostra are very different. Smith Woodward did note similarities of Sclerorhynchus rostrum saw-teeth...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1144/M34.14
EISBN: 9781862394094
... in the University of Glasgow which was submitted on his behalf by his sister Anne J. Nicholson, acting as attorney for Gregory, and Arthur Smith Woodward (Hon. LL D Glasgow, FRS & Keeper in the Geology Department of the NHM; Fig.  14.1 ), as authorized by cablegram from Gregory himself. Once again his elder...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.18
EISBN: 9781862399624
... prominently in the work of Arthur Smith Woodward. Here we summarize the history of study of actinopterygian fossils from the Chalk and London Clay, review their geological and palaeoenvironmental context and provide updated faunal lists. The Chalk and London Clay are remarkable for preserving fossil fishes...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.2
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Joseph Mawson, a nineteenth-century British railway engineer and businessman in Brazil, discovered fossils from the Cretaceous of Bahia that were described by E. D. Cope and Arthur Smith Woodward. A biographical outline of Mawson is presented. Mawson’s discoveries (especially the giant...
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