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William Leslie Overal
Donkey 1 arp 750px.jpg
Born October 14, 1947
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US
Died Date pending
Place not yet chosen
Residence Flag of Brazil.svg Belém, Brazil
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg US
Fields Zoology, Entomology
Institutions Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Alma mater Northwestern University
University of Kansas
Doctoral advisor George W. Byers
Known for Amazon bugs
Infobox placed here so I can find it again.
Homo sapiens var. old-style
Fossil range: Pleistocene to Holocene
One of these is more like us.
One of these is more like us.
Conservation status
Status iucn3.1 EW.svg
Extinct in the wild (IUCN)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked) Bilateria
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Euarchontoglires
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Parvorder: Catarrhini
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Homini
Subtribe: Homina
Genus: Homo
Linnaeus, 1758
Only 1 surviving species in genus, us
Binomial name
Homo sapiens
Linnaeus, 1758
Trinomial name
Homo sapiens sapiens
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Homo sapiens
Linnaeus, 1758
Distribution of Homo sapiens
Distribution of Homo sapiens

Homo sapiens L., 1758


Homo wikiensis

William Leslie Overal, known as "Mild Bill," has always liked bugs, and so he became an entomologist. He works at the Emilio Goeldi Museum, in Belém, portal city to the fantastic Brazilian Amazon. Bill studied biology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, before moving on to graduate studies at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence. Bill has written over 60 scientific papers and 90 newspaper articles on our arthropod friends.

  • Here at Wikipedia I like to make sure that folks and facts from Brazil become better know. The country is fantastic and merits our collective attention.
  • I think that science should not be off-putting or frightening. People can relate to scientific projects and conclusions through an appreciation of the history of science.
  • People, to me, have always been important, and biography tells us much about others and their times (perhaps, too, about us and our times).
  • As an entomologist, I study insects and other terrestrial arthropods. For the past several years, I have worked with Amazonian butterflies and their conservation.
  • Also, I enjoy reading about pirates, but I certainly would not want to travel the high seas by sailing ship during the Golden Age of Piracy.
  • I'm an archaeology buff, too, but there are only a certain number of things one can do and not look too silly.

Please leave messages on my talk page. Be patient: I am a learner.

Wloveral (talk) 22:16, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


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  • {{WPBrazil}}
  • {{WPBiography}}
  • {{HistSci}}
  • {{ArthropodTalk}} and {{insect-stub}}
  • {{LepidopteraTalk}} and {{butterfly-stub}}
  • {{WPSpiders}}
  • {{WikiProject Plants}} and {{Botanist}}
  • {{Pirates}} and {{Pirate-stub}}
  • {{ExtinctionTalk}}
  • {{Brazil-scientist-stub}}


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  • [[Category:Cities, towns and villages in Pará state]]
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  • {{Entomologist-stub}}
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