James Douglas Ogilby

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James Douglas Ogilby (16 February 1853 11 August 1925) was an Australian ichthyologist and herpetologist. [1]


Ogilby was born in Belfast, Ireland, and was the son of zoologist William Ogilby and his wife Adelaide, née Douglas. He received his education at Winchester College, England, and Trinity College, Dublin. [1]

Ogilby worked for the British Museum before joining the Australian Museum in Sydney. After being let go for drunkenness, he picked up contract work before joining the Queensland Museum in Brisbane.

He was the author of numerous scientific papers on reptiles, [1] [2] [3] [4] and he described a new species of turtle and several new species of lizards. [5]

Ogilby died on 11 August 1925 and was buried at Toowong Cemetery. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Walsh, G.P. "Ogilby, James Douglas (1853–1925)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. James Douglas Ogilby (1893), Edible fishes and crustaceans of New South Wales, Sydney C. Potter, Govt. printer, retrieved 6 December 2018
  3. James Douglas Ogilby (1892), Catalogue of Australian mammals with introductory notes on general mammalogy, Sydney Australian Museum; printed by order of the Trustees, retrieved 6 December 2018
  4. Ogilby, J. Douglas (James Douglas); Ogilby, J. Douglas (James Douglas), 1853–1925 (1886), Catalogue of the fishes of New South Wales : with their principal synonyms, T. Richards, Govt. Printer, retrieved 6 December 2018CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. "Search results - The Reptile Database".

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