Arthur Gardiner BUTLER - papers on Opiliones

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Arthur Gardiner BUTLER

Birthdate: 27 June 1844

Birthplace: London

Died: 28 May 1925, Beckenham

BIOGRAPHY: AG Butler (1844-1925) worked at the British Museum from 1863 until he retired due to ill health in 1901. He was appointed Assistant Keeper in charge of Arthropoda in 1879, and then Insects in 1895. His father was Thomas Butler, a former Assistant Secretary in the Directorate of the British Museum. He was a Fellow of the Royal Entomological, Linnean and Zoological Societies, a member of the British Ornithological Union (his main interest was birds), and had an honorary PhD from 'an American university', according to the obituary in Ibis (12th Series, vol 1, 1925, p.722-723), although he had had no formal scientific training.




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Butler, A.G. (1873) A monographic list of the species of the genus Gonyleptes, with descriptions of three remarkable new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (series 4) 11(62), 112–117 + plate 3. [Issued Feb 1873].

Butler, A.G. (1875). Descriptions of five new species of Gonyleptes. The Journal of the Linnean Society, Zoology, 12(58) [“1874”], 151–155 + plate 8. [Issued July 1875].


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