George Perry (naturalist)

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George Perry (born 1771) was a 19th-century English naturalist, a malacologist.

Perry is known for two natural history works:

  • Arcana; or the museum of natural history, published monthly from January 1810 to September 1811
  • Conchology, or the natural history of shells, published in 1811 online

See also[edit]


  • J. H. Gatliff, 1902. Notes on Perry's “Conchology”. Victorian Naturalist 19(5):75-76
  • C. Hedley, 1902. On Perry's Australian shells. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 27(1): 24-28
  • G. M. Mathews & T. Iredale, 1913. “Perry’s Arcana” – an overlooked work. Victorian Naturalist 29: 7-16
  • A. T. Hopwood, 1946. Miscellaneous notes. 1. Perry's ‘Conchology”. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 26(6):152-153
  • J. Q. Burch, 1958. Perry's Conchology. Minutes of the Conchological Club of Southern California 178: 2-3
  • R. I. Johnson, 1970. Perry's Conchology (1811) – more than one edition. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 5(4): 287
  • A. J. Kohn, 1986. Type specimens and identity of the described species of Conus. VII. The species described 1810-1820. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 86(1): 1-41 [Perry: pp. 2–9]
  • R. E. Petit & J. Le Renard, 1990. George Perry's fossil molluscan taxa, published in the ‘Arcana’ (1810-1811). Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 27(1): 27-35
  • R. E. Petit, 2009. Perry's Arcana. A facsimile edition with a collation and systematic review. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University, viii + 568 pp., incl. 84 pls.

External links[edit]

  • George Perry’s molluscan taxa and notes on the editions of his Conchology of 1811, Richard E. Petit (2003) (ISBN 1-877354-22-8)