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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.

    References

    Heinrich Simroth Wikipedia


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