Ellis Le Geyt Troughton

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Ellis Le Geyt Troughton (born in Sydney on 29 April 1893; died 30 November 1974) was an Australian zoologist and mammalogist.

Troughton wrote Furred Animals of Australia in 1941.[1] He was the first Honorary Life Member of The "Australian Mammal Society" and The Ellis Troughton Memorial Award is named for him.[2]

Troughton classified the New Guinea singing dog as a separate species Canis hallstromi.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Museum online
  2. ^ The Australian Mammal Society
  3. ^ Troughton, E. (1957). "A new native dog from the Papuan Highlands, Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1955–1956": 93–94.