|Previous numbers||Cert XVI, 54; A55944|
|Title||Westoll, Thomas Stanley: certificate of election to the Royal Society|
|Citation||Westoll is a palaeontologist who by his description of new materials and by the introduction of new and fertile ideas into the interpretation of the structure of early fossil vertebrates has greatly increased our understanding of the problems they present. |
He has introduced new views about the origins of the pectoral fins of craniates and of the Tetrapod limb.
He has clarified our ideas about the homologies of the dermal skull bones of vertebrates and made a new and convincing comparison between the skulls of Amphibia and Fish.
He has made important contributions towards the solution of the old problems of the origin of the mammalian palate and ear.
His monograph of the Haplolepidae sets a new standard for taxonomic work on fossil fish
|Proposers||From general knowledge. D M S Watson; E B Bailey; A C Hardy; E B Ford; O M B Bulman; George Hickling; Herbert L Hawkins; J B S Haldane|
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|NA4892||Westoll; Thomas Stanley (1912 - 1995)||1912 - 1995|