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Samuel Paul Welles

Born: Nov 9, 1907

Death: Aug 6, 1997

Birthplace: Gloucester

Nationality: United States

Samuel Paul Welles

Date of Birth : Nov 9, 1907
Date of Death : Aug 6, 1997
Birth Place : Gloucester

Samuel Paul Welles was an American palaeontologist, who was Research Associate at the Museum of Palaeontology, University of California, Berkeley. He took part in excavations at the 'Placerias Quarry' in 1930 and the Shonisaurus discoveries of 1954 and later, in what is now the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. He is most famous for describing the dinosaur Dilophosaurus in 1954.

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  • Samuel P. Welles
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