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Hermann Burmeister

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Name  Hermann Burmeister

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Died  May 2, 1892, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education  Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

Karl Hermann Konrad Burmeister (15 January 1807 – 2 May 1892) was a German Argentine zoologist, entomologist, herpetologist, and botanist. He was born in Stralsund and died in Buenos Aires. A brief biography, with particular reference to his work on phasmids was published by Bragg in 2007.


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He studied medicine at Greifswald and Halle, and in 1830 went to Berlin to qualify himself to be a teacher of natural history. He was soon after appointed an instructor in the gymnasium at Cologne. He later became a professor of zoology at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg from 1837 to 1861. In 1848, during the revolutionary excitement, he was sent by the city of Halle as deputy to the national assembly, and subsequently by the town of Leibnitz to the first Prussian chamber. He traveled to Brazil from 1850 to 1852 and Argentina from 1857 to 1860, returning to Germany with zoological collections. In 1861 he went to live in Argentina, founding the Institute at the Museo Nacional in Buenos Aires. He also headed the Academy of Sciences, formed from the scientific faculty of Argentina's National University of Córdoba.

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In the field of herpetology he described many new species of amphibians and reptiles.

Other works

  • Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Rankenfüsser (Cirripedia)
  • El Campo del Cielo (Territorio del Chaco) : extracto de un informe presentado /por el naturalista viajero Carlos Burmeister
  • Beschreibung einiger neuen oder weniger bekannten Schmarotzerkrebse : nebst allgemeinen Betrachtungen über die Gruppe, welcher sie angehören
  • Die Labyrinthodonten aus dem bunten Sandstein von Bernburg : zoologisch geschildert
  • Die Organisation der Trilobiten aus ihren lebenden Verwandten entwickelt : nebst einer systematischen Uebersicht aller zeither beschriebenen Arten
  • The organization of trilobites, deduced from their living affinities : with a systematic review of the species hitherto (with Thomas Bell and Edward Forbes)
  • Systematische Uebersicht der Thiere Brasiliens : welche während einer Reise durch die Provinzen von Rio de Janeiro und Minas geraës gesammlt oder beobachtet Wurden (Vols. 1-3)
  • Beiträge zur näheren Kenntniss der Gattung Tarsius
  • Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte
  • Revision del género Ecpantheria
  • Description physique de la République Argentine d'après des observations personelles et étrangères (with Emile Daireaux, and E. Maupas) (Vols. 1-5)
  • Genera quædam insectorum. Iconibus illustravit et descripsit Hermannus Burmeister ...
  • Grundiss der Naturgeschichte : Für Gymnasien und höhere Bürgerschulen
  • A Manual of entomology, / tr. from the German of Dr. Herman Burmeister by W. E. Shuckard, with additions by the author, and original notes and plates by the translator
  • References

    Hermann Burmeister Wikipedia

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