Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson

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Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson

Dr Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson (26 November 1809 in Stralsund – 18 December 1848 in Berlin) was a trained medical doctor and a German entomologist.

He was the author of many articles about insects mainly in Archiv für Naturgeschichte . When writing in Latin, he latinised Wilhelm to Guillelmus becoming either Guil. F. Erichson or G.F. Erichson. [1] [2] He wrote a paper in 1842 on insect species collected at Woolnorth in Tasmania, Australia, [3] which was the first detailed research published on the biogeography of Australian animals and was very influential in raising scientific interest in Australian fauna.[ citation needed ]

Erichson was the curator of the Coleoptera collections at the Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin from 1834 to 1848. Erichson's Scarabaeidae classification is nearly identical to the modern one. [4]

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References

  1. G.F. Erichson (1840). "Genera et species Staphylinorum insectorum coleopterorum familiae" (PDF). Entomologische Zeitung (in German). 1: 12–13. Wikidata   Q107080494. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2022.
  2. Guil. F. Erichson (1840), Genera et species staphylinorum insectorum Coleopterorum familiae (in Latin), Berlin: F.H. Morin, doi:10.5962/BHL.TITLE.59644, LCCN   agr04003530, OCLC   4305216, OL   21776606M, Wikidata   Q51482079
  3. Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson (1842). "Beitrag zur Insecten -Fauna von Vandiemensland, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der geographischen Verbreitung der Insecten" (PDF). Archiv für Naturgeschichte (in German). 8 (1): 83 - 287. ISSN   0365-6136. Wikidata   Q113548131.
  4. "Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson". museum.unl.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  5. Naturgeschichte der Insecten Deutschlands Biodiversity Heritage Library, Retrieved 2 January 2014