|born on||27 June 1787 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )|
|Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10|
|Timezone||LMT m75w10 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°31' 00°26 Asc. 00°26'|
American naturalist, entomologist, malacologist, herpetologist and carcinologist. A taxonomist, he is widely considered the father of descriptive entomology in the United States. The Entomological Society of America maintains several series of publications and awards named for him.
Say described more than 1,000 new species of beetles, more than 400 species of insects of other orders, and seven well-known species of snakes.
He died on October 10, 1834 aged 47 at New Harmony, Indiana.
Sy Scholfield quotes a transcription of the Bible of Thomas Say in Harry Bischoff Weiss & Grace M. Ziegler's book, "Thomas Say, Early American Naturalist" (Ayer, 1978), p. 241: "'Thomas Say, son of Benjamin and Ann Say was born on the 27th of 6 mo called June 1787 about 1/4 of an hour after 4 o'clock in the morning being the 4th day of the week;'" place of birth stated on page 29.
- Vocation : Science : Biology (naturalist, entomologist, malacologist, herpetologist)