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Heinrich Simroth

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Nationality  German
Education  Leipzig University
Died  August 31, 1917

Name  Heinrich Simroth
Alma mater  University of Leipzig
Fields  Malacology
Heinrich Simroth
Born  May 10, 1851 Riestedt (1851-05-10)

Prof. Dr. phil. Heinrich Simroth, full name Heinrich Rudolf Simroth (10 May 1851 Riestedt (now a part of Sangerhausen) – 31 August 1917 Gautzsch near Leipzig), was a German zoologist and malacologist. He was a professor of zoology in Leipzig.

Heinrich Simroth Zur Kenntnis Der Azorenfauna Ger by Heinrich Simroth eBay

Academic career: 1888–1917 University of Leipzig.

He was a specialist for slugs. He discovered and described various new species of slugs.

Species of animals named in honor of him include:

  • Bulimulus simrothi (Reibisch, 1892) – snail
  • Pseudaneitea simrothi (Suter, 1896) – slug
  • Arion simrothi - slug
  • Tapinoma simrothi Krausse, 1911 - ant
  • Bipalium simrothi - planarian
  • It was thought that there is no collection by Simroth. His collection of type specimen of 43 slugs has been found Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin in 2010.


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