Richard Lydekker
English naturalist, geologist, and writer of numerous books on natural history. Influential in the development of biogeography
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "R. L."

This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
Articles written by this author are designated in the EB1911 by the initials "R. L.*"


  • Catalogue of the Remains of Siwalik Vertebrata (1885) IA
  • Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum, (Natural History) (1886)
  • Phases of Animal Life, Past and Present: Past and Present (1892) IA
  • Horns and Hoofs: Or Chapters on Hoofed Animals (1893)
  • A Geographical History of Mammals (1896) IA
  • A hand-book to the British mammalia (1896)
  • The Royal Natural History in 6 vols. (1893-1896)
  • Lydekker, R; Bowdler Sharpe, R.; Kirby, F.; Garstang, W.; Woodward, B.B.; Bather, F.A.; Kirkpatrick, R.; Pocock, R.I.; Bernard, M.H. (1897). Alfred H. Miles, ed. Natural History. London: Hutchinson & Co.  also titled The Concise Knowledge Natural History (external scan) (also published in New York : D. Appleton & Cy., Concise Knowledge Library (external scan))
  • Sir William Flower (1906)
  • The game animals of Africa (1908)
  • Hertfordshire (1909)
  • The Horse and Its Relatives (1912) IA
  • The Great and Small Game of India, Burma, and Tibet
  • Phases of Animal Life
  • The Sportsman's British Birds (1908) (transcription project)
  • A Manual of Palæontology in 2 vols. with H. A. Nicholson
  • Contributed to Library of Natural History
  • "Nicholson, Henry Alleyne," in Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement, London: Smith, Elder, & Co. (1901) in 3 vols.

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