Thomas Pennant

Thomas Pennant. The British zoology. Published under the inspection of the Cymmrodorion Society. London, 1766.

Thomas Pennant. The British zoology. Published under the inspection of the Cymmrodorion Society. London, 1766.

Welshman Thomas Pennant (1726-1798) was probably the best known British ornithologist of the 18th century. In 1757, at the instance of Carolus Linnaeus, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences. In 1766 he published the first part of his British Zoology, which was the first attempt to list and portray all of the British species. During its progress he visited the continent and made the acquaintance of Buffon.

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