Olof Olsson Nylander

Olof Olsson Nylander and F.C. Baker
Olof Olsson Nylander, left, and F.C. Baker, right, courtesy of the MCZ

14 June 1864 – 29 July 1943

Born: Ysted, Sweden.

Died: Caribou, Maine,

Occupation: Naturalist, Amateur Concholigist. Curator, Nylander, Museum, Caribou, Maine.


Societies / Service: AMU.

Travels: Forests of northern and eastern Maine collecting fossils, shells, and plants.

Collection Deposition:

Research Interests:

Remarks: Came to New England at 16, was a house painter in New York and Florida.

Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References: Martin, S.M. 1995. Maine’s early malacological history. Maine Naturalist 3(1):1-34.

Partial Bibliography

Nylander, O.O. 1895. Shells of Aroostook, Maine. Nautilus 8(11):125-126.

Nylander, O.O. 1897. Fresh water shells in the northeast of Maine. Nautilus 11(1):9-12.

Nylander, O.O. 1900. A list of shells from northeastern Maine. Nautilus 13(9):102-106.

Nylander, O.O. 1901. Shells of the marl-deposits of Aroostook County, Maine, as compared with the living forms in the same locality. Nautilus 14(9):101-104.

Nylander, O.O. 1902. The original locality of Limnaea ampla Mighels. Nautilus 15(11):127-129.

Nylander, O.O. 1908. Additional shells found in Aroostook County, Maine. Nautilus 22(2):19.

Nylander, O.O. 1909. Fossil and living shells found in Little Mud Lake, Westmanland, Aroostook County, Maine. Nautilus 22(10):105-106.

Nylander, O.O. 1912. Lymnaeidae of Aroostook County, aine. Nautilus 25(9):107-108.

Nylander, O.O. 1914. Distribution of some freshwater shells of the St. John’s River valley in Maine, New Brunswick, and Quebec. Nautilus 27(12):139-141.

Nylander, O.O. 1914. Freshwater shells in Moose River Maine. Nautilus 28(8):89.

Nylander, O.O. 1921. The type locality of Lymnea emarginata Say and L. ampla Mighels. Nautilus 34(3):77-80.

Nylander, O.O. 1930. Lampsilis radiata Gmel. in Aroostook County, Maine. Nautilus 45(2):69-70.