Robert W. Mitchell

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Robert W. Mitchell (born April 25, 1933 in Wellington, Texas—died March 18, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas) was an American invertebrate zoologist and photographer who was particularly active in the study of the biology of caves.[1]

Mitchell was awarded Bachelor of Science (1954) and Master of Science (1955) degrees from Texas Tech University, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1961.[1] He also served in the United States Air Force Medical Service from 1955 to 1957.[1]

Genera and species Mitchell described include Typhlochactas (1971), Typhlochactas reddelli (1968), Typhlochactas rhodesi (1968), and Sotanochactas elliotti (1971) .[citation needed]

Typhlochactas mitchelli was named in honor of Mitchell.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Elliott, William R. (April 12, 2010). "Obituary—Robert Wetsel Mitchell, 1933-2010" (PDF). Texas Natural Science Center. University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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