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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.12
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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/SP430.10
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.9
EISBN: 9781862399624
... contribution 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...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.15
EISBN: 9781862399624
... was still virtually an unknown continent, at least in terms of geology, in the late nineteenth century when Arthur Smith Woodward (ASW) entered the scientific ‘stage’ in London. There were no trained vertebrate palaeontologists employed in the budding colonies and territories at the time ( Moyal 1986...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.6
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.3
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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...
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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/SP430.14
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.8
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.11
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1144/M34.3
EISBN: 9781862394094
... to graduate. Clearly Gregory's performance, reputation, enthusiasm and promise gained him the post, and with Bather, he joined the three existing assistants, Richard Bullen Newton (1867–1949), George Charles Crick (1856–1917) and Arthur Smith Woodward ( Lang 1934 ). He accepted the post of 2nd Class Assistant...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.17
EISBN: 9781862399624
.... … and yet more fossil fishes Fig. 2. Members of the scientific staff of the Geology Department, c. 1883. Clockwise from back left: Arthur Smith Woodward, William Davies, R. Bullen Newton, Henry Woodward, Robert Etheridge Snr. (© The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London.) In fact...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.13
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract 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...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1144/M34.14
EISBN: 9781862394094
... 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 sister, who was close to him throughout his life, helped him as did Woodward. His application listed his...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.5
EISBN: 9781862399624
...Abstract Abstract Arthur Smith Woodward’s wife, Maud, recorded scientific visitors invited to their home between 1894 and 1944, on an embroidered tablecloth. The tablecloth contains 342 signatures covering a 50-year period. It forms a unique and fascinating historical record including many...
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