Tom Rich

Thomas Rich (born c. 1940), generally known as Tom Rich, is an Australian palaeontologist. He is, as of 2019, Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Museums Victoria.[1]

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Rich is married to palaeontologist Patricia Arlene Vickers-Rich. Together the couple described the small herbivorous dinosaur Leaellynasaura, naming it after their daughter, Leaellyn Rich.

Thomas Rich is also honoured in the epithet of the ancient thylacinid species Nimbacinus richi.[2]


  1. ^ "Dr Thomas Rich". Museums Victoria. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ Murray, P.; Megirian, D. (2000). "Two New Genera and Three New Species of Thylacinidae (Marsupialia) from the Miocene of the Northern Territory, Australia". The Beagle : occasional papers of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences. 16: 145–162.