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Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Evolution pioneer dies aged 100
Ernst Mayr, the evolutionary biologist who has been called "the Darwin of the 20th Century" has died aged 100.
The Harvard professor of zoology passed away at a retirement community in Massachusetts, US, following a brief illness, his family said.
Amongst many achievements, Mayr may be remembered most for pioneering the modern definition of a species.