George Brettingham Sowerby II

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George Brettingham Sowerby II (1812 – 26 July 1884) was a British naturalist, illustrator, and conchologist. Together with his father, George Brettingham Sowerby I, he published the Thesaurus Conchyliorum and other illustrated works on molluscs. He was the father of George Brettingham Sowerby III, also a malacologist.

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  • H. Crosse & P. Fischer, 1885. Nécrologie. Journal de Conchyliologie 33(1): 80.
  • K. v. W. Palmer, 1965. Who were the Sowerbys? American Malacological Union, Annual Reports for 1964: 5-6.
  • J. Collins, 1973. The Sowerby family. J. S. London: Seaton & Co., 22 pp
  • Petit R.E. (2009) George Brettingham Sowerby, I, II & III: their conchological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa 2189: 1–218.