Linnaeus, Carl (1707-1778)

Linnaeus, Carl (1707-1778)
— MegatheriumSociety.org is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE.Click on the link for information on what that means. Swedish botanist, physician, zoologist, and taxonomist Carl Linnaeus was born on 23 May 1707 in southern Sweden, specifically in rural Småland, the city of Råshult, an area dominated by high forested plains an poor soils unsuited to agriculture but perfect ...

Westwood, John Obadiah (1805-1893)

Westwood, John Obadiah (1805-1893)
— MegatheriumSociety.org is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE.Click on the link for information on what that means. English entomologist and archeologist John Obadiah Westwood was born in Sheffield, England, on 22 December 1805. He spent his childhood there and in Lichfield Staffordshire.  Educated as a lawyer, he evidently found that work less than satisfying, as his life ...

Lucas, Pierre-Hippolyte (1814-1899)

Lucas, Pierre-Hippolyte (1814-1899)
— MegatheriumSociety.org is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE.Click on the link for information on what that means. French entomologist Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas was born in France on 17 January 1814  and died on 5 July 1899. His exact place of birth and death are not known. He is known as Hippolyte Lucas. We have it on good authority ...

Veritas, Roman Goddess of Truth…

— MegatheriumSociety.org is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE.Click on the link for information on what that means. Roman mythology holds that the daughter of Saturn, and the mother of Virtue, was one who was named Veritas, the goddess of truth. According to mythical accounts, she was by nature elusive. Not in a trivial sense, but in every ...

The Megatherium Club

The Megatherium Club
— MegatheriumSociety.org is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE.Click on the link for information on what that means. From 1857-1866, during what can rightly be described as among the most productive of times at the Smithsonian Institution, an informal association of some of the Smithsonian’s brightest and most dedicated scientists flourished, shone like a mighty comet, then — ...

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