Charles Schuchert

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Schuchert, Charles


Born July 3, 1858, in Cincinnati, Ohio; died Nov. 20, 1942, in New Haven, Conn. American paleontologist and geologist.

Schuchert worked at Yale University in New Haven in 1892–93 and for the US Geolgoical Survey in 1893–94. Beginning in 1904, he was a professor at Yale University and the Sheffield Scientific School. At the same time, he was curator of the geological collection of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. Schuchert’s principal works dealt with the taxonomy of brachiopods, paleogeography, historical geology, the stratigraphy of North America, and the classification of geosynclines.


“Paleogeography of North America.” Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 1910, vol. 20.


Lull, R. S. “Charles Schuchert.” American Journal of Science, 1943, vol. 241, no. 2.
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