So far the mud-fish has been found only in the Mary and the Burnett rivers.
A certain historical interest also attaches to the Burnett prize essays on theism: 1815, 1st prize, W.
In 1886 he became university librarian, and in 1889 Adams Professor of Arabic. In1888-1891he delivered, as Burnett lecturer, three courses of lectures at Aberdeen on the primitive religion of the Semites.
Boswell's Life of Johnson gives an account of the lexicographer's visit to Burnett at Monboddo, and is full of references to the natural contemporary view of a man who thought that the human race could be descended from monkeys.
JAMES BURNETT MONBODDO, Lord (1714-1799), Scottish judge and anthropologist, was born in 1714 at Monboddo in Kincardineshire.
He was an unsuccessful competitor for the Burnett prize offered in 1811 for an essay on the existence and attributes of God.