F. A. Lucas

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F. A. Lucas
Born Frederic Augustus Lucas
25 March 1852(1852-03-25)
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Died 9 February 1929 (76)
Flushing, New York
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh (Sc.D., 1909)
Workplace(s) Smithsonian Institution (Paleontology); American Museum of Natural History

Frederic Augustus Lucas (March 25, 1852 - February 9, 1929) was an American zoologist, paleontologist, and museum curator, long associated with the American Museum of Natural History.


Of interest

  • Lucas was cited in contemporary newspaper reports as being part of a Smithsonian team who examined the San Diego Giant, a find that was ultimately dismissed as a hoax after the skin was determined to be gelatine.