Catalogue of individuals commemorated in the scientific names of extant dragonflies, including lists of all available eponymous species-group and genus-group names – Revised edition

  • A catalogue of 1290 persons commemorated in the scientific names of extant dragonflies (Odonata) is presented together with brief biographical information for each entry, typically the full name and year of birth and death (in case of a deceased person). For each individual a list is given of all available species, subspecies, genus or subgenus names erected in his or her honour. In total 2021 available names which qualify as eponyms are listed. These comprise 1966 species-group and 55 genus-group names including synonyms and homonyms. It is calculated that of the ca 8550 available species-group names in extant Odonata, ca 23 % are eponyms. Of the 1065 new species-group names introduced between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2015, 435 (40.8 %) are eponyms.

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Author:Matti Hämäläinen
Parent Title (English):International Dragonfly Fund : Report
Series (Serial Number):IDF-Report : newsletter of the International Dragonfly Fund (92)
Publisher:International Dragonfly Fund e.V.
Place of publication:Zerf, Germany
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2016
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/10/16
Page Number:136
First Page:1
Last Page:132
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht