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Biographical entry Sloane, Thomas Gibson (1858 - 1932)

20 April 1858
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
20 October 1932
Young, New South Wales, Australia
Entomologist and Pastoralist


Thomas Sloane, the owner-manager of a stud merino flock at Moorilla, was influenced by W. Macleay and became seriously interested in entomology. He specialised in the beetle families Carabidae and Cicindelidae (ground and tiger beetles). Sloane's paper revising the classification of the Carabidae earned him an international reputation as an authority on the family. Other publications included descriptions of over 600 new species and a well-received paper of the faunal subregions of Australia. On his death and at his wish, Sloane's collections from eastern Australia were deposited with the CSIRO Division of Economic Entomology.



Career position - Founding Member, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
1887 - 1932?
Career position - Member, Linnean Society of New South Wales

Archival resources

Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO

  • Thomas Gibson Sloane - Records, 1880 - 1932; Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Linnean Society of New South Wales - Records, 1826 - 1970, ML MSS 2009; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930 (Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., 1932), 380 pp. Details

Book Sections


McCarthy, G.J.