Hampton Wildman Parker
Parker was Keeper of Zoology at the Natural History Museum from 1947 to 1957. He is the author of several works on snakes and frogs: Parker discovered a new species of lizard on the Seychelles, which he described and named Vesey-Fitzgerald's burrowing skink (Janetaescincus veseyfitzgeraldi ) after entomologist Leslie Desmond Foster Vesey-Fitzgerald.
Books by H.W. Parker
- 1934. A Monograph of the Frogs of the Family Microhylidae. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).
- 1963. Snakes. London: Hale.
- 1965. Natural History of Snakes. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).
- 1977. Snakes, a Natural History. University of Queensland Press.
Parker is honored in the specific names of the following reptiles: Cercosaura parkeri, Chamaelycus parkeri, Emoia parkeri, Leptotyphlops parkeri, Phelsuma parkeri, Prasinohaema parkeri, Sphaerodactylus parkeri, Tropidophis parkeri, and Zonurus parkeri (a synonym of Cordylus tropidosternum).
- "author:"Parker, H. W. (Hampton Wildman), 1897-1968"". Catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Parker, H.W.", p. 200).