|Name Coenraad Temminck|
Books Nederlandsche vogelen
|Born 31 March 1778
Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (1778-03-31) |
Institutions National Natural History Museum at Leiden
Died January 30, 1858, Lisse, Netherlands
Institution Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Notable students Hermann Schlegel
Author abbrev. (zoology)
African and Asian Golden cat - (Profelis aurata) and (Pardofelis temminckii).
Coenraad Jacob Temminck ( [ˈkunraːt ˈjaːkɔp ˈtɛmɪŋk]; 31 March 1778 – 30 January 1858) was a Dutch aristocrat, zoologist, and museum director.
- African and Asian Golden cat Profelis aurata and Pardofelis temminckii
- Species named after Temminck
Coenraad Jacob Temminck was born on 31 March 1778 in Amsterdam in the Dutch Republic. From his father, who was treasurer of the Dutch East India Company, he inherited a large collection of bird specimens.
Temminck's Manuel d'ornithologie, ou Tableau systématique des oiseaux qui se trouvent en Europe (1815) was the standard work on European birds for many years. He was also the author of Histoire naturelle générale des Pigeons et des Gallinacées (1813–1817), Nouveau Recueil de Planches coloriées d'Oiseaux (1820–1839), and contributed to the mammalian sections of Philipp Franz von Siebold's Fauna japonica (1844–1850).
Temminck was the first director of the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden from 1820 until his death. In 1831, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 1836 he became member of the Royal Institute, predecessor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Temminck died on 30 January 1858, at the age of 79, in Leiden, Netherlands.
Species named after Temminck
A large number of animals were named for Temminck in the 19th century. Among those still in use are: