Edward Oscar Ulrich

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Edward Oscar Ulrich (1 February 1857, in Covington, Kentucky – 22 February 1944, in Washington, D.C.) was an invertebrate paleontologist specializing in the study of Paleozoic fossils.


Ulrich was educated at Wallace College and the Ohio Medical College.[1] Abandoning the practice of medicine, he became curator of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History in 1877,[1] and later was paleontologist to geological surveys of Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio, also associate editor for ten years of the American Geologist.

Ulrich was a prolific writer, publishing numerous pamphlets on the subject of American paleontology, treating particularly the fossil Bryozoa, Gastropoda, Ostracoda, and Pelecypoda. In 1930 he was awarded the Mary Clark Thompson Medal from the National Academy of Sciences,[1][2] and he was awarded the Penrose Medal in 1932.[1]

In 1926, with ray S. Bassler, he described the conodont genus Ancyrodella,[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Ulrich, Edward Oscar, 1857-1944, Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers". Accession 10-188. Smithsonian Institution Archives. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mary Clark Thompson Medal". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  3. ^ A classification of the toothlike fossils, conodonts, with descriptions of American Devonian and Mississippian species. EO Ulrich and RS Bassler, 1926



Further reading[edit]

  • Bassler, Ray S. (1944). "Memorial to Edward Oscar Ulrich". Proceedings of the Geological Society of America: 331–351. 

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