Temple Prime

Temple Prime

Temple Prime (September 14, 1832, New York City – February 25, 1903, New York City) was an amateur conchologist.[1] He studied under Louis Agassiz at Harvard University.[2] He described several new species of the bivalve family Cycladidae.[3][4][5]

Prime was also an amateur genealogist, publishing several books on his own family history.[6]

Notes and references

  1. "Temple Prime". Illinois Natural History Survey.
  2. Roberts, S. Raymond (1903). "Temple Prime". Nautilus. 16 (12): 138–139.
  3. Prime, Temple (1852). "Description of Cycladidae". Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 4: 155–165.
  4. Johnson, Richard I. (1959). "The types of Corbiculidae and Sphaeriidae (Mollusca: Pelecypoda) in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and a bio-bibliographic sketch of Temple Prime, an early specialist of the group". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 120 (4): 429–479.
  5. Subsequently the family name "Cycladidae" was given up in favour of "Sphaeriidae". Bowden, John & Heppell, David (1968). "Revised list of British Mollusca. 2. Unionacea-Cardiacea" (PDF). Journal of Conchology. 26 (4): 237–272, note 55, pages 253–254. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 December 2014.
  6. Worldcat Identities

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