Richard Thomas Lowe

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Richard Thomas Lowe
Born 1802
Died 1874
Scilly Isles
Nationality British
Fields botany, ichthyology, malacology
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge

Richard Thomas Lowe (1802–1874) was a British scientist, a botanist, ichthyologist, malacologist, and a clergyman. In 1825 he graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge, and in the same year he took holy orders.[1] In 1832 he became a clergyman in the Madeira Islands, where he was also a part-time naturalist, extensively studying the local flora and fauna. He wrote a book on the Madeiran flora. He died in 1874 when the ship he was on was wrecked off the Scilly Isles.


Lowe named and described numerous molluscan taxa, including:



  1. ^ "Lowe, Richard Thomas (LW821RT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Author Query for 'Lowe'". International Plant Names Index.