Charles Alfred Matley

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Charles Alfred Matley (1866–1947) was a British paleontologist and geologist in India, the British West Indies and Wales. He married Sarah A. Loach in Birmingham in 1891.

In the 1930s, Matley was appointed Government Geologist for Jamaica and under his tenure a ground water assessment for the island was prepared. In addition, while on the island he collected one of the most extensive collection of Jamaican fossils.[1]

Matley was awarded the Murchison Medal in 1929 by the Geological Society of London.[2] The standard author abbreviation Matley is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a formal faunal record.


  1. ^ ""Background Information" Mines and Geology Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Jamaica". Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Award Winners: Murchison Medal". The Geological Society of London. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Donovan, S.K. (1996) "De la Beche, C. A. Matley and the Jamaican 'Palaeozoic'" Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona 2: pp. 15–19
  • Robinson, E. (1996) "Charles Alfred Matley: his links with mid twentieth century geology in Jamaica" Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona 2: pp. 20–27

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