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Roy Crowson

British entomologist

Died when: 84 years 172 days (1013 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Roy Crowson

Roy Albert Crowson (22 November 1914 in Hadlow, Kent – 13 May 1999) was an English biologist who specialised in the taxonomy of beetles.

He lectured at the Zoology Department of the University of Glasgow from 1949.He collected beetles and their larvae from around the world and studied the relationships between them.

His 1955 monograph, The natural classification of the families of Coleoptera, established a system for the classification of beetles that remains in use.

His collections of British Coleoptera are in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, and his collections of world families, including large quantities of microscope slides and dissections, in the Natural History Museum, London.

The beetle genus Crowsoniella is named in his honour.

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