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William Guybon Atherstone

William Guybon Atherstone, English-born South African physician and geologist (Nottingham, England 27 May 1814 – Grahamstown, Cape Colony 26 June 1898)

Did some original work studying horse sickness and tick fever (with his father)

Collected minerals, fossils, plants and seeds from South Africa and sent specimens to British institutions

Identified the first diamond in South Africa (1867)


Atherstonia Woodward 1899 (Fossil Fish)