Llewellyn Ivor Price

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Llewellyn Ivor Price (October 9, 1905, Santa Maria – 1980, Rio Grande do Sul) was one of the first Brazilian paleontologists.

Llewellyn Ivor Price
Born(1905-10-09)October 9, 1905
Died1980 (75)
Scientific career


Price's work contributed not only to the development of Brazilian but also to global paleontology. He collected Staurikosaurus, the first dinosaur discovered in Brazil.

Son of American parents, he studied chemistry and graduated in zoology and geology in the United States. After being professor at Harvard he returned to Brazil. He died of a heart attack.



  • Book Os Fascinantes Caminhos da Paleontologia. Author : Antônio Isaia. Publisher Pallotti. (Portuguese)
  • Book: "Cronologia Histórica de Santa Maria e do extinto município de São Martinho." 1787-1933. Vol I. Author: Romeu Beltrão, Publisher Pallotti, 1958. (Portuguese)

Additional referencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sbgeo.org.br/index.php/sbgeo/realizacoes Archived 2011-01-26 at the Wayback Machine Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia: Prêmios (Accessed March 2011)

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