Johan Aschehoug Kiær (1869 – 1931) was a Norwegian paleontologist and geologist.

He was born in Drammen[1] as the son of Hagbarth Kiær (1829–1903).[2] In 1909 he was appointed professor of paleontology at the University of Oslo, as the first in Norway to hold such a position. His most important publication was Das Obersilur im Kristianiagebiete.[1]

Johan Aschehoug Kiær was the grandson of Hans Andersen Kiær and nephew of Anders F. Kiær and Hans Theodor Kiær, all businessmen. He was a first cousin of Elias C. Kiær and Frits Kiær.[2]


Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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