Henry Hemphill

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Henry Hemphill
Henry Hemphill oval portrait.jpg
Born 1830
Wilmington, Delaware
Died (1914-07-24)July 24, 1914 (aged 84)
Oakland, California

Henry Hemphill (1830–1914) was an American malacologist, a biologist who studies mollusks. In particular he studied land and freshwater mollusca.


He named and described many molluscan taxa, including:

A number of taxa were named after Hemphill, including:


  • Anonymous (1914). "In memoriam – Henry Hemphill". Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History. 2 (1): 58–60.
  • Dall W. H. (1914). "Henry Hemphill". Science (n.s.) 40(1025): 265-266.
  • Dall W. H. (1914). "Henry Hemphill". The Nautilus 28(5): 58-59.
  • Clench (1944). "Hemphill’s Catalogue of the land and freshwater shells of Utah". The Nautilus 57(3): 108.
  • Pilsbry H. A. (1944). "Hemphill’s “Catalogue of the land and freshwater shells of Utah”". The Nautilus 57(4): 144.
  • Coan, Eugene; Roth, Barry (1987). "The malacological taxa of Henry Hemphill". The Veliger. 29 (3): 322–339.

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