Richard Thomas Lowe

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Richard Thomas Lowe
Born1802
Died1874
Scilly Isles
NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
Scientific career
Fieldsbotany, ichthyology, malacology

Richard Thomas Lowe (1802–1874) was an English 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.

Taxa[edit]

Lowe named and described numerous molluscan taxa, including:

References[edit]

  • "Lowe, Richard Thomas" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lowe, Richard Thomas (LW821RT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ IPNI.  Lowe.