Addison Emery Verrill

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1839 – 1926

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Who was Addison Emery Verrill?

Addison Emery Verrill was an American zoologist. He was a student of Louis Agassiz at Harvard University and graduated in 1862. He then accepted a position as Yale University's first Professor of Zoology, and taught there from 1864 until his retirement in 1907.

Between 1868–70 he was professor of comparative anatomy and entomology in the University of Wisconsin. From 1860 Verrill investigated the invertebrate fauna of the Atlantic coast, with special reference to the corals, annelids, echinoderms, and mollusks, and became the chief authority on the living cephalopods, especially the colossal squids of the North Atlantic.

His Report upon the Invertebrate Animals of Vineyard Sound, with Sidney Irving Smith, is a standard manual of the marine zoology of southern New England. His collections were deposited in the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.

In later life he explored with his students the geology and marine animals of the Bermuda Islands. Besides many memoirs and articles on the subjects mentioned above, he published The Bermuda Islands.

Verrill published more than 350 papers and monographs, and described more than 1,000 species of animals in virtually every major taxonomy group.

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Born
Feb 9, 1839
Greenwood
Also known as
  • A. E. Verrill
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Yale University
Lived in
  • Maine
Died
Dec 10, 1926
Santa Barbara

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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