Richard Thomas Lowe
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
|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
- Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. .
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