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Mariano Barcena y Ramos

Mariano Santiago de Jesús de La Bárcena y Ramos, Mexican scientist (Ameca, Jalisco 23 July 1842 – Ciudad de Mexico 10 April 1899)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Performed botanical, geological, paleontological, anthropological, topographical and geographical studies

Described at least 6 plant species (between them Exogonium olivae, Gaudichaudia enrico-martinezii, Hiraea barredae, Petrea subserrata and Petunia villadiana)

Described at least 7 fossil species (between them Crania Rio Lozi, Nerinea castilli, Nerinea hieroglyphica & Spheroma burkartii)
Unearthed the Peñon de los Baños man (1884) with A. del Castillo
Described livingstonite mineral (1874)
 
HONORS
Colubrina sect. Barcena (Rhamnaceae)