Reference numberEC/1929/10
Previous numbersCert XIV, 73; A04153
TitleLang, William Dickson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionDate stamp on reverse. Citation typed
CitationDistinguished for his knowledge of palaeontology; has applied evolutionary principles to the systematic arrangement of fossil polyzoa and corals, studying the recapitulation of ancestral characters in the post-embryonic growth-stages of compound as well as simple organisms, eg, 'Brit Mus Catalogue Fossil Bryozoa' (1921, 1922), 'The Pelmatoporinae' (Phil Trans, 1919). Has elucidated in detail the faunal and stratigraphical succession in the Lias and Gault of the Dorset coast, with special relation to cephalopod evolution. By extending the study of existing British species of mosquitoes to their four larval stages, previously ill-known, he tested the relationships already inferred from imaginal characters.
ProposersArthur Smith Woodward; J W Gregory; S F Harmer; W T Calman; John E Marr; W W Watts; E W MacBride
Access statusOpen

Lang, William Dickson: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1666Lang; William Dickson (1878 - 1966)1878 - 1966
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