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Richard Thomas Lowe

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Nationality  British
Name  Richard Lowe
Role  Botanist

Alma mater  Christ's College, Cambridge
Died  April 13, 1874, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
Education  Christ's College, Cambridge
Books  A History of the Fishes of Madeira
Fields  Botany, Ichthyology, Malacology

Richard Thomas Lowe (1802–1874) was an English scientist, a botanist, ichthyologist, malacologist, and a clergyman. In 1825 he graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge, and in the same year he took holy orders. In 1832 he became a clergyman in the Madeira Islands, where he was also a part-time naturalist, extensively studying the local flora and fauna. He wrote a book on the Madeiran flora. He died in 1874 when the ship he was on was wrecked off the Scilly Isles.


Lowe named and described numerous molluscan taxa, including:

  • Caseolus, a land snail genus and 8 species within it
  • Lemniscia, a land snail genus and 2 species within it
  • References

    Richard Thomas Lowe Wikipedia