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axa named by an American museum director Frederic Augustus Lucas (March 25, 1852 – February 9, 1929). Frederic A. Lucas was prominent in the Great American Museum movement, which sought to bring Natural Science to the American public. He eventually became Curator in Chief of the Brooklyn Museum, in Brooklyn, NY (1904), and subsequently enjoyed an appointment as director at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan (1911).

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