Guy Coburn Robson

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Guy Coburn Robson (1888 - 1945) was a British zoologist, specializing in Mollusca, who first named and described Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, the colossal squid.

Robson studied at the marine biological station in Naples, and joined the staff of the Natural History Museum in 1911, becoming Deputy Keeper of the Zoology Department from 1931 to 1936.


  • Guide to the Mollusca exhibited in the Zoological Department, British Museum (1923)
  • The Species Problem (1926)
  • A Monograph of the Recent Cephalopoda. Based on the collections in the British Museum, Natural History (two volumes, 1929-1932)
  • The Variation of Animals in Nature (with O. W. Richards) (1936)


  • The Natural History Museum - William T. Stearn