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Richard Nathaniel Rubidge, Welsh-born South African geologist (Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales 11 February 1820 – Port Elizabeth 08 August 1869)

He was a collector of fossil and living plants


On the changes rendered necessary in the geological map of South Africa by recent discoveries of fossils. Quart. J. Geol. Soc. (1865)

On the relations of the Silurian schists with the quartzose rocks of South Africa. Geol. Magazine (1864)

Physical features of the Eastern Province. Eastern Province Magazine 2:229-33, 1862

The Dicynodon formation. Eastern Province Magazine 2:111-5 & 173-7, 1862    

Recent rocks. Eastern Province Magazine 2:29-32, 1862

On the metamorphosis of rocks in the Cape Town district, South Africa. The Geologist (1862)

Notes on the metamorphosis of rocks in South Africa. The Geologist (1862)

The clay-slate and its fossils. Eastern Province Magazine 1:148-55, 195-200 & 234-7, 1861  

On some points in the geology of South Africa. Quart. J. Geol. Soc. (1858)

On the copper mines of Namaqualand (1857)

Notes on the geology of some parts of South Africa (1856)

On the occurrence of gold in the trap-dykes intersecting the Dicynodon Strata of South Africa. Quart. J. Geol. Soc. (1855)


Rubidgea Tate 1867 (Fossil Plantae)


The son of his nephew, Sidney Henry Southey Rubidge, South African amateur paleontologist (Graaff-Reinet, Western district, Eastern Cape 31 May 1887 - Graaff-Reinet, Western district, Eastern Cape 26 July 1970)

His fossil museum has come to be recognized as the finest private collection of Karoo fossils in the world mainly fossil mammal-like reptiles 

HONORS (Fossil)

Rubidgea Broom 1948 & Rubidgina Broom 1942 (Reptilia)