This Day In History: 1888-05-08


Edward George Boulenger (1888 – 1946) was born on this day.
He was a British zoologist, son of herpetologist and ichthyologist George Albert Boulenger. Curator at the reptile house in London Zoo (1911-24), director of the new seawater and freshwater aquarium of the Zoological Society of London from its opening in 1924 to 1943. Author of many popular books on natural history including, The aquarium book (1925), Queer fish and other inhabitants of the rivers and oceans (1925), Fishes (1931), and A natural history of the seas (1935).
Regarding eponymous species, Edward appears to have been drowned out by the sheer quantity of references to, and by, his prolific father George.