- Walter Medley Tattersall
He was born in
Liverpool, the eldest son of a draper's family. He studied zoologyat the University of Liverpool, where he was graduated in 1901. Subsequently, he worked as a naturalist for the Irish Fisheries Department under Ernest W. L. Holt, where he began his studies of crustaceans. In 1909 he became the director of the Manchester Museumand also worked as a tutor in marine biologyat the universities of Manchester and Sheffield. In 1911, he obtained the doctoral degree of Sc.D.
World War I, he served as a private in Flandersand France, where he was wounded and gassed in 1918. In the middle of the war, in 1916, he married Olive Selden Attride.
In 1922, he was appointed professor at the University of Cardiff, a post he would hold for the rest of his life. He was highly respected as a teacher in zoology and marine biology and also as a field researcher and taxonomist. Tattersall has an impressive publication record; he is the taxonomic authority for a large number of crustaceans, in particular of
mysids and euphausiids. Most of the illustrations in his publications were drawn by his wife Olive.
*Tattersall, W. M. & Tattersall, O. S.: " [http://www.pisces-conservation.com/index.html?softmys.html$softebookmenu.html British Mysidacea] ", Pisces Conservation Ltd. ISBN 1-904690-09-2.
*Kemp, S. W.: " [http://tidepool.st.usm.edu/mysids/WTattersall.html Walter M. Tattersall] ". "
Crustaceana" 38, pp. 311 – 320; 1980.
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