Austin Hobart Clark


Birthday December 17, 1880

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Massachusetts

DEATH DATE Oct 28, 1954 (73)

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Massachusetts-born Zoologist remembered for his theory of zoogenesis, which he outlined in a 1930 scientific work entitled The New Evolution: Zoogenesis.

Before Fame

After graduating from Harvard University, he began a decades-long career with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.


He was responsible for identifying and scientifically classifying such species as the Mulga Parrot and the Lesser Antillean Macaw.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Mary Wendell Upham, produced five children. After Upham's death, Clark married Leila Gay Forbes.

Associated With

He and English scientist Raymond St. Leger both conducted research in the field of entomology.