William Parks (paleontologist)

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William Arthur Parks
Born(1868-12-11)December 11, 1868
DiedOctober 3, 1936(1936-10-03) (aged 67)
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
AwardsForeign Member of the Royal Society[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Toronto

William Arthur Parks (11 December 1868 – 3 October 1936) was a Canadian geologist and paleontologist, following in the tradition of Lawrence Lambe.

Parks was born in Hamilton, Ontario. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1892, Parks joined the University of Toronto's staff, where he taught geology, paleontology, and mineralogy. He went on to earn a PhD in 1900. He wrote 80 scientific papers in his lifetime. Parks died in Toronto, Ontario, in 1936.

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Parksosaurus was named in his honor by Charles M. Sternberg in 1937.


  1. ^ Jones, O. T. (1938). "William Arthur Parks. 1868-1936". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 2 (6): 260–263. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1938.0006.

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