In memoriam: Fred Thompson

Via the Conch-L site the news reached me that on the 27th December Fred Gilbert Thompson died in his home in Ocala, Florida. He was a renowned specialist on Neotropical snails, collected for many years in Central America but visited also several countries in South America. He was always willing to help and several times put his field notes at my disposal when preparing manuscripts partly based on his material. His recent checklist on Central American land and freshwater molluscs will be a valuable source for everybody working with material from that area.

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Addendum:

In The Shell-O-Gram of the Jacksonville Shell Club the following obituary appeared:

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