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Nikolai Alekseevich Severtsov


Russian naturalist, zoologist, geographer, and explorer. Studied at Moscow University, 1843–6; MSc, Moscow, with a thesis in zoology, 1855; honorary doctorate, 1868. Travelled in Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Pamir, and Siberia. Formulated his own theory of evolution, rejecting the analogy between artificial selection and the formation of new species in the wild.


Tort 1996 s.v. Severcov, Nikolaj Alekseevič


Tort, Patrick. 1996. Dictionnaire du Darwinisme et de l’evolution. 3 vols. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.