Name Eugene Oates
|Education Holburne Museum|
|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.
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.