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Aleksei Korotnev

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Name  Aleksei Korotnev
Died  1915

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Education  Moscow State University

Aleksei Alekseevich Korotnev (February 15, 1854, Moscow- June 14, 1915, Odessa) was a Russian zoologist

Korotnev graduated from Moscow University in 1876 and gained his doctorate there in 1881. In 1887 he became a professor at the University of Kiev. In 1885 and in 1890-91, he made extensive zoological collections in the Indian Ocean and Pacific ocean regions. In 1886, he began studies at Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche (Villafranca, France). Korotnev also studied the fauna of Lake Baikal between 1900 and 1902. His principal work was on the embryonic development of coelenterates bryozoans, tunicates and insects. He was a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1903).

Taxa named in honour

The following taxa have been named in honour (eponyms) of Aleksei Alekseevich Korotnev:


  • Korotnewia Kozhov, 1936
  • Korotnewia korotnevi (Lindholm, 1909)
  • Cincinna korotnevi (Lindholm, 1909)
  • Pseudancylastrum korotnevi Starobogatov, 1989
  • Choanomphalus korotnevi Lindholm, 1909
  • Bivalvia:

  • Amesoda korotniewii (W. Dybowski, 1902)
  • Euglesa korotnevi (Lindholm, 1909)
  • Crustacea:

  • Baicalasellus korotnevi (Semenkevich, 1924)
  • References

    Aleksei Korotnev Wikipedia