John Edward Gray

John Edward Gray

Born12 February 1800
Walsall, England
Died7 March 1875(1875-03-07) (aged 75)
London, England
Resting placeSt Mary's Church, Lewisham
Known forClassification of many cetacean species, genera, subfamilies, and families
(m. 1826)
ParentSamuel Frederick Gray
RelativesGeorge Robert Gray (brother)
Scientific career
InstitutionsBritish Museum, Natural History Museum
Author abbrev. (botany)J.E.Gray
Author abbrev. (zoology)Gray or J. E. Gray

John Edward Gray FRS (12 February 1800 – 7 March 1875) was a British zoologist. He was the elder brother of zoologist George Robert Gray and son of the pharmacologist and botanist Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828). The standard author abbreviation J.E.Gray is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[1] The same is used for a zoological name.

Gray was keeper of zoology at the British Museum in London from 1840 until Christmas 1874, before the natural history holdings were split off to the Natural History Museum. He published several catalogues of the museum collections that included comprehensive discussions of animal groups and descriptions of new species. He improved the zoological collections to make them amongst the best in the world.

  1. ^ International Plant Names Index.  J.E.Gray.

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