Arthur Smith Woodward

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Woodward, Arthur Smith


Born May 23, 1864, in Macklesfield; died Sept. 2, 1944, in Haywards Heath. English paleontologist, member of the London Royal Society (1901). Assistant, later curator, of the department of geology of the British Museum (1882-1924).

Woodward’s basic research dealt with fossil fish, mainly of the Mesozoic era. In 1913 he described the remains of the fossil Piltdown man.


The Fossil Fishes of the English Chalk. London, 1902-12.
The Wealden and Purbek Fishes. London, 1915-17.
Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum, vols. 1-4. London, 1889-1901.
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