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Occupation  Ornithologist
Name  Eugene Oates
Education  Holburne Museum

Eugene W. Oates
Full Name  Eugene William Oates
Born  31 December 1845 (1845-12-31) Sicily, Italy
Died  November 16, 1911, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Books  Catalogue of the Collection of Birds' Eggs in the British Museum (Natural History). - Scholar's Choice Edition

Eugene William Oates (December 31, 1845 – November 16, 1911) was an English naturalist.

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Oates was born in Sicily and educated in Bath, England. For a time he attended Sydney College, Bath and later under private tutors. He was a civil servant in the Public Works Department in India and Burma from 1867 to 1899. He retired to England, where he compiled a catalogue of the birds' eggs in the Natural History Museum, and served as secretary of the British Ornithologists' Union from 1898 to 1901.

He died in Edgbaston.

A species of Indian snake, Typhlops oatesii, is named in his honor.


  • Oates, E.W. (1883). A handbook to the birds of British Burmah including those found in the adjoining state of Karennee. Vol II. R.H. Porter, London.
  • Oates, E.W. (1888). On the Indian and Burmese Scorpions of the Genus Isometrus, with Description of Three new Species. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, vol.iii, p. 244-250
  • Oates, E.W. (1899). A manual of the Game Birds of India. Vol. II, p. 139-146. Cambridge: Bombay.
  • Oates, E.W. & Blanford, W.T. (1889–98). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. (birds). 4 vols. Taylor & Francis, London.
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