|Name Cyril Walker|
Died May 6, 2009
|Books Fossils, Garden Birds: Attracting Birds to Australian and New Zealand Gardens|
Cyril Alexander Walker (8 February 1939 – 6 May 2009) was a British palaeontologist, curator of fossil birds in the Natural History Museum. He was also interested in fossil turtles.
Walker joined the Museum in 1958 and spent his entire career there, becoming curator in 1985.
Walker's most noteworthy finding was his recognition of a new subclass of fossils birds, the Enantiornithes.
Together with David Ward, he co-authored a best selling book, Smithsonian Handbook of Fossils. He has also contributed to many other books, including Garden Birds, Field Guide to British Birds, Birds of the World, Nature Notebooks, and others.