Elwyn L. Simons
|Elwyn L. Simons|
Elwyn LaVerne Simons|
July 14, 1930
Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.
|Died||March 6, 2016(aged 85)|
|Doctoral advisor||Glenn Jepsen|
|Author abbrev. (zoology)||Simons|
Elwyn LaVerne Simons (July 14, 1930 – March 6, 2016) was an American paleontologist, paleozoologist, and a wildlife conservationist for primates. He was known as the father of modern primate paleontology for his discovery of some of humankind’s earliest antecedents. 
He authored more than 300 scholarly books and research articles, often acting as the sole author or coauthoring with his students and colleagues.
- DukeToday.edu: "Fossil Expert and Primate Conservationist Elwyn Simons Dies at 85", by Robin A. Smith, 9 March 9 2016.
- New York Times.com: "Elwyn L. Simons, Who Discovered Early Human Forebears, Dies at 85", 16 March 2016, by Margalit Fox . accessed 27 April 2017.
- Oakley 2007, p. 4.
- Oakley 2007, p. 5.
- Barr, W. A. "Elwyn Simons". Academic Phylogeny of Physical Anthropology. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
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