Theodore Thomson Flynn

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Theodore Thomson Flynn (11 October 1883 - 23 October 1968) was an Australian marine biologist and a professor in both Tasmania and the United Kingdom.

He was born in Coraki, New South Wales, Australia, the son of Jessie B. (née Thomson) and John Flynn,[1] and died in Liss, Hampshire, England. He became a biology lecturer at the University of Tasmania in 1909, becoming professor in 1911 and teaching there until 1930.[2] He married his wife, Lily Mary (Marelle) Young on 23 January 1909.[3]

Flynn then moved to Northern Ireland where he served as the Chair of Zoology at Queen's University of Belfast from 1931-1948. After the Belfast Blitz Flynn was the Chief Casualty Officer for the city.[4] He was the father of the actor Errol Flynn, and named one new species that he discovered – Gibbonsia erroli – after his son.


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