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Alex Du Toit

James Alexander Logie Du Toit, South African hydro-geologist and paleobotanist (Newlands, Rondebosch, near Cape Town 14 March 1878 – Pinelands, Cape Town 25 February 1948)
 
 
 
Authored 86 works
 
 
Most known as main supporter of Wegenerian continental drift theory in the early 1900s
 
 
 

DESCRIBED FOSSIL PLANTAE TAXA

Genera

Eretmonia 1932

Moltenia 1927

Species

Dicroidiopsis incisa 

Eretmonia natalensis

Glossopteris longicaulis

Moltenia dentata

Nilssonia brownii 

Pseudoctenis capensis
Pseudoctenis fissa
Pseudoctenis spatulata
 
 
 
 

HONORS

Du Toit crater (on Mars)

Genus Dutoitia Hoeg 1930 (Fossil Plantae)

Genus Dutoitella Dingle 1981 (Ostracoda)