Myra Keen Photo

Myra Keen

Born: May 23, 1905

Death: Jan 4, 1986

Birthplace: Colorado Springs

Nationality: United States

Myra Keen

Date of Birth : May 23, 1905
Date of Death : Jan 4, 1986
Birth Place : Colorado Springs

Myra Keen was an American malacologist and invertebrate paleontologist. She was an expert on the evolution of marine mollusks. With a PhD in psychology, Keen went from being a volunteer, identifying shells at Stanford, and having no formal training in biology or geology, to being one of the world's foremost malacologists. She was called the "First Lady of Malacology".

Also known as


  • A. Myra Keen

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
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