Stan Wood (fossil hunter)

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Born(1939-12-23)December 23, 1939
Edinburgh, Scotland
DiedSeptember 9, 2012(2012-09-09) (aged 72)

Stan Wood (December 23, 1939 - September 9, 2012[1]) discovered 29 new species of fish, arthropods, tetrapods and plants, four of which were named after him.[2] In 1984 he discovered a rich source of fossils in East Kirkton Quarry, West Lothian, Scotland,[3] dating from the fossil-poor Romer's gap, a 15 million year period at the beginning of the Carboniferous. A famous discovery from East Kirkton is the species "Westlothiana Lizziae".


  1. "Stan Wood". The Herald. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. Ross, Andrew. "A legacy in fossils: celebrating the life and work of Stan Wood". National Museums Scotland. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  3. "Creature from the black lagoon". BBC World Service. BBC World Service. Retrieved 17 September 2020.

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