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List of famous paleontologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top paleontologists in the world? This includes the most prominent paleontologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable paleontologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic paleontologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned paleontologists.

List features people like Stephen Jay Gould, Benjamin Franklin Mudge and more!

From reputable, prominent, and well known paleontologists to the lesser known paleontologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the paleontologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous paleontologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous paleontologists?" then you're in the right place. 
Stephen Jay Gould is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Paleontologists
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Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1941-2002)

Birthplace: Bayside, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Paleontologist, Biologist, Historian, Professor Scientist, + more

Credits: Darwin's Revolution in Thought

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Francisco Moreno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Paleontologists
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Francisco Pascasio Moreno was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno. Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential figures in the Argentine incorporation of large parts of Patagonia. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1852-1919)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Profession: Paleontologist, Sociologist, Anthropologist, Educator Historian, + more

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Alan C. Walker is a 1986 Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences. ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom

Profession: Paleontologist

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Henry Fairfield Osborn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Paleontologists
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Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr. ForMemRS was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenist, and the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years. ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1857-1935)

Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Paleontologist, Conservationist, Geologist

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James Hall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Paleontologists
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James Hall was a geologist and mountaineer. ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1811-1898)

Birthplace: Hingham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Paleontologist, Geologist

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Benjamin Franklin Mudge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Paleontologists
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Benjamin Franklin Mudge was an American lawyer, geologist and teacher. Briefly the mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, he later moved to Kansas where he was appointed the first State Geologist. He led the first geological survey of the state in 1864, and published the first book on the geology of Kansas. ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1817-1879)

Birthplace: Orrington, Maine, United States of America

Profession: Paleontologist, Chemist, Geologist, Lawyer Teacher

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Louis Agassiz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Paleontologists
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Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, commonly known as Louis Agassiz, was a Swiss-born and European-trained biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural history, with later American writings that have received scrutiny because of particular racial themes. ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1807-1873)

Birthplace: Montier

Profession: Paleontologist, Scientist, Geologist, Mountaineer

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John G. Fleagle


John G. Fleagle is an American anthropologist, primatologist, and Distinguished Professor at State University of New York, Stony Brook. He graduated from Yale University cum laude in 1971, and from Harvard University with a M.S. in Anthropology in 1973, and from Harvard University, with a Ph.D. in ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Burlington, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Paleontologist, Primatologist

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