C. Boden Kloss

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Cecil Boden Kloss (28 March 1877 – 19 August 1949)[1] was an English zoologist. He was an expert on the mammals and birds of Southeast Asia.

In the early 20th century, Kloss accompanied the American naturalist William Louis Abbott in exploring the Andaman and Nicobar islands. During the years 1912-1913 Kloss participated in the 2nd Wollaston Expedition to Dutch New Guinea, led by British medical doctor and explorer A.F.R. Sandy Wollaston, in the capacity of zoologist. From 1908 he worked under Herbert Christopher Robinson at the museum in Kuala Lumpur. He was Director of the Raffles Museum from 1923 to 1932 and President of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1930.[2]

Kloss is commemorated in the names of a number of plants and animals, including:





Works (incomplete)[edit]

Kloss CB (1903). In the Andamans and Nicobars; The narrative of a cruise in the schooner "Terrapin", with notices of the islands, their fauna, ethnology, etc. London: John Murray. xvi + 373 pp.


  1. ^ Banks E (December 1950). "Obituary: Cecil Boden-Kloss" (PDF). Bulletin of the Raffles Museum. 23: 336–346. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society" (PDF). Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 1932. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (201)1. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Kloss", p. 143).

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