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MacLeay, William Sharp

  1. David Oldroyd

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002507

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How to Cite

Oldroyd, D. 2001. MacLeay, William Sharp. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

(1792–1865) Anglo-Australian diplomat and amateur naturalist, originator of the so-called ‘quinary system’ of classification.

Keywords:

  • Natural history;
  • classification;
  • quinary system;
  • Huxley;
  • Chambers