Reference numberEC/1908/12
Previous numbersCert XII, 269
TitleMajor, Charles Immanuel Forsyth: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationCorr Mem Basel Natur Gessell, Corr Mem KK Geol Reichsanstalt, Vienna. Author of upwars of 80 Memoirs published by the scientific societies of England, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerand, on recent fossil mammalia, their systematic zoology and morphology, and on questions of geographical distribution, comprising the exploration and description of the Tertiary, Post Tertiary and recent mammals of Italy, especially fossils of the Val d'Arno, Olivola, and of Corsicaand Sardinia (Italian Nat Hist Socs, Milan and Pisa; Palaeontographica; Mem Pal Soc Helvet; Quart Journ Geol Soc Lond). The discovery, exploration, and description of the Upper Miocene Vertebrates of Samos, &c (published in 12 memoirs in French, Italian, and English). The exploration of Tanala and Betsileo forest regions of Madagascar, for living mammals, &c, and the excavations beneath the marshes at Sirabe, and the discovery of the first skeleton of AEpyornis and other birds, mammals, and reptiles; a new gigantic extinct Lemur (Megaladapis) (Phil Trans 1894); a new type of Primate (Nesopithecus); also numerous genera and species of living Lemuridae, Insectivora, and Rodentia (Proc Zool Soc 1893, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1901; Geog Mag 1896, 1900: Ann and Mag Nat Hist 1894, 1896, 1897; Novitates Zoologicae 1894). Researches on fossil Rodentia of various countries (3 published in Italy, 1 in Palaeontographica, 1873, vol xxii, others in Proc Zool Soc, Trans Linn Soc 1899, and Geol Mag). Numerous researches on the morphology of teeth (Palaeontographica, 1873; Mem Pal Soc Suisse, 1877-1880; Proc Zool Soc 1893, 1897; Phil Trans, 1894; 'Nature,' 1894; Ann and Mag Nat Hist, 1897). Awarded the Lyell Geological Fund, in 1891, by the Geological Society of London. Was entrusted (1894-1896) with grants from the Government Grant of the Royal Society, to investigatedeposits yielding the Tertiary and Quaternary faunas of Madagascar, and to secure specimens of living vertebrata. Large and valuable collections of Lemuridae, Insectivora, Carnivora, and Rodentia; also skeletons of AEpyornis, Hippopotamus; remains of a giant Lemur, and of a Pithecoid Ape from Sirabe were obtained, and have now been placed in the British Museum (Natural History).
ProposersH Woodward; A Gunther; E R Lankester; W Boyd Dawkins; [G B Howes]; A S Woodward; H Gadow; S F Harmer; Oldfield Thomas; R Lydekker; E T Newton; G A Boulenger; H H Godwin Austen; [W T Blanford]; P C Mitchell
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Major, Charles Immanuel Forsyth: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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