Franz Hermann Troschel

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Franz Hermann Troschel (10 October 1810 – 6 November 1882) was a German zoologist born in Spandau.


He studied mathematics and natural history at the University of Berlin, where he was awarded his doctorate in 1834. [1] From 1840 to 1849 he was an assistant to Martin Lichtenstein at the Natural History Museum of Berlin. [1] In 1849 he became a professor of zoology and natural history at the University of Bonn. In 1851 he became a member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. [2]

Troschel is remembered for the identification and classification of species in the fields of malacology, ichthyology and herpetology. A few of the species that contain his name are Troschel's sea star ( Evasterias troschelii), Troschel's parrotfish ( Chlorurus troschelii), Troschel's murex ( Murex troschelii), and a freshwater snail ( Bithynia troschelii).

Different variety of Troschel's parrotfish. Chlorurus troschelii.jpg
Different variety of Troschel's parrotfish.



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  1. 1 2 Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN   978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Troschel", p. 268).
  2. Franz Herrmann Troschel Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina.