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Dr Edwin Harris “Ned” Colbert

Birth
Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, USA
Death
15 Nov 2001 (aged 96)
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
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Paleontologist and Author: Edwin Harris Colbert, a curator at New York's American Museum of Natural History of fossil reptiles and amphibians, where he started the famed Brontosaur Hall. He wrote books about dinosaurs heavily illustrated in an entertaining manner and scientifically accurate. His first book "The Dinosaur Book: The Ruling Reptiles and Their Relatives" (1945), helped feed a growing public interest in the mid-40's and was so popular that it remained in print for two decades. In 1969 he traveled to Antarctica as part of a field expedition sponsored by the National Science Foundation where he was a part of a team that discovered and identified a 200-million-year-old fossil of a Lystrosaurus, an early relative mammals. He earned his bachelors degree at the University of Nebraska, and receive his Ph.D. in 1935 from Columbia. He is credited with writing more than 400 scientific articles and 20 books. Other books include: "Colbert's Evolution of the Vertebrates: A History of the Backboned Animals Through Time" (WileyLiss, 2001) which is considered classic textbook on evolutionary biology and paeontology.

Paleontologist and Author: Edwin Harris Colbert, a curator at New York's American Museum of Natural History of fossil reptiles and amphibians, where he started the famed Brontosaur Hall. He wrote books about dinosaurs heavily illustrated in an entertaining manner and scientifically accurate. His first book "The Dinosaur Book: The Ruling Reptiles and Their Relatives" (1945), helped feed a growing public interest in the mid-40's and was so popular that it remained in print for two decades. In 1969 he traveled to Antarctica as part of a field expedition sponsored by the National Science Foundation where he was a part of a team that discovered and identified a 200-million-year-old fossil of a Lystrosaurus, an early relative mammals. He earned his bachelors degree at the University of Nebraska, and receive his Ph.D. in 1935 from Columbia. He is credited with writing more than 400 scientific articles and 20 books. Other books include: "Colbert's Evolution of the Vertebrates: A History of the Backboned Animals Through Time" (WileyLiss, 2001) which is considered classic textbook on evolutionary biology and paeontology.

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