Newton "Newt" Artemis Fido Scamander
Hogwarts: 1908 - 1916.
Author of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (PS5) and a number of other books.
Wife: Porpentina Scamander.
Son: Rolf Scamander, husband of Luna Lovegood (BLC).
Home: Currently retired, living in Dorset with his wife and three pet Kneazles; according to his Famous Wizard card, he also currently studies Fire Slugs in the Brazilian rain forest (CF, fw73).
Career: joined Ministry of Magic, Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures:
- Office of House Elf Relocation (1916-1918)
- Beast Division (1918-retirement)
- Commissioned by Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books to write a guide to magical creatures (1918).
- First edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is published (1927), currently in its 52nd edition.
- Created the Werewolf Register (1947).
- Wrote the Ban on Experimental Breeding (1965).
- Worked with the Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau (years unknown).
Order of Merlin, 2nd Class (1979).
Famous Wizard card #19
"[His] name is filled with puns. Newts are small salamanders ... Artemis was the Greek goddess of hunting ... Fido ... is a common pet name ... Scamander sounds like salamander..." (pp. 23-24)