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Roberto Donoso-Barros

1921 - 1975

Roberto Donoso-Barros (Santiago 5 October 1921 - Concepcion 2 August 1975) was a Chilean Doctor and Naturalist broadly regarded as one of the greatest natural scientists in Latin American history. His more than 200 scientific articles and two books explored a wide range of problems in herpetology, including evolution, ecology, behavioural ecology, biogeography, comparative anatomy, and systematics, in a broad diversity of groups, such as lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodiles, and anurans.
Donoso-Barros graduated from the Medical School of the University of Chile. After holding a series of academic posts in the same School, he moved to Venezuela and then to the USA, where he worked at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in Washington. In 1967 he accepted a Professorship at the Department of Zoology of the University of Concepcion, where he stayed until his death in 1975.

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