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James Wood-Mason


Entomologist. Educated at Oxford University. Went to India as assistant curator of the Indian Museum, 1869; later deputy superintendent; superintendent, 1887. Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1870; natural history secretary, 1873; vice-president, 1887. Fellow of the University of Calcutta, 1888. Professor of zoology and comparative anatomy at the Medical College. Explored the marine fauna of the Andaman Islands in 1872; the Nicobar Islands, 1873; naturalist of the Indian Marine Survey steamer, Investigator, 1888.


Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1893): 110–13