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In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.






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Ernst Mayr
Ernst Mayr
  • Born: July 5, 1904
  • Died: February 3, 2005
  • Nationality: German, American
  • Profession: Scientist

Ernst Walter Mayr ForMemRS was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, philosopher of biology, and historian of science. His work contributed to the conceptual revolution that led to the modern evolutionary synthesis of Mendelian genetics, systematics, and Darwinian evolution, and to the development of the biological species concept.

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