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Andrew Smith (zoologist)

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Sir Andrew Smith

Sir Andrew Smith KCB (3 December 1797 – 11 August 1872) was a Scottish surgeon, explorer, ethnologist and zoologist. He is known as the father of zoology in South Africa. He discovered many species in his major work, Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa.[1] Smith was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire.


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  1. "v. 2 (Incomplete) – Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa : – Biodiversity Heritage Library". Retrieved 31 January 2014.