Llewellyn Ivor Price

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Llewellyn Ivor Price
Born (1905-10-09)October 9, 1905
Santa Maria - Rio Grande do Sul
Died 1980 (75)
Residence Brazil and United States
Nationality Brazilian
Scientific career
Fields paleontologist

Llewellyn Ivor Price (October 9, 1905, Santa Maria – 1980, Rio Grande do Sul) was one of the first Brazilian paleontologists.


Price's work contributed not only to the development of Brazilian but also to global paleontology. He collected Staurikosaurus, the first dinosaur discovered in Brazil.

Son of American parents, he studied chemistry and graduated in zoology and geology in the United States. After being professor at Harvard he returned to Brazil. He died of a heart attack.



  • Book Os Fascinantes Caminhos da Paleontologia. Author : Antônio Isaia. Publisher Pallotti. (Portuguese)
  • Book: "Cronologia Histórica de Santa Maria e do extinto município de São Martinho." 1787-1933. Vol I. Author: Romeu Beltrão, Publisher Pallotti, 1958. (Portuguese)

Additional references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sbgeo.org.br/index.php/sbgeo/realizacoes Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia: Prêmios (Accessed March 2011)

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