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, and beginning in 1840 was an assistant to Martin Lichtenstein (1780–1857) at the Humboldt Museum of Natural History in Berlin. In 1849 he became a professor of zoology and natural history at the University of Bonn.

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 freshwater snail Bithynia troschelii.

Different variety of Troschel's parrotfish.

Bibliography[edit]

(incomplete)

  • System der Asteriden. Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn.  1842 (With Johannes Peter Müller (1801–1858)).
  • Über die Bedeutsamkeit of the naturgeschichtlichen Unterrichts. Berlin 1845.
  • Horae ichthyologicae. Berlin 1845–49, 3 volumes (With Johannes Peter Müller).
  • Handbuch der Zoologie, third edition, Berlin 1848/1853/1859/1864/1871, (original authors Arend Friedrich August Wiegmann (1802–1841) and Johann Friedrich Ruthe (1788–1859)). Digital 6th edition by the University and State Library Düsseldorf
  • Troschel F. H. 1856–1879. Das Gebiß der Schnecken zur Begründung einer natürlichen Klassifikation. Berlin 1856–1879, two volumes. Volume 1 and volume 2 were published in parts:
    • 1856. Volume 1, part 1: 1–72, plates 1–4.
    • (before 30 October) 1857. 1(2): 73–112, plates 5–8.
    • 1858. 1(3): 113–152, plates 9–12.
    • 1861. 1(4): 153–196, plates 13–16.
    • 1863. 1(5): i–viii, 197–252, plates 17–20.
    • (December) 1865. 2(1): 1–48, plates 1–4.
    • (December) 1867. 2(2): 49–96, plates 5–8.
    • 1869. 2(3): 97–132, plates 9–12.
    • 1875. 2(4): 133–180, plates 13–16.
    • (18 September) 1878. 2(5): 181–216, plates 17–20.
    • (2 September) 1879. 2(6): 217–246, plates 21–24.
    • Two last parts 2(7) and 2(8) were continued by Johannes Thiele and published in 1891 and 1893.
  • Troschel F. H. 1869 Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Volume 2. Berlin, Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung.

References[edit]

  • This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.
  • H. von Dechen, 1883. Zur Erinnerung an Dr. Franz Hermann Troschel; Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereines der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 40 (Correspondenzblatt 1): p. 35–54 (biography and bibliography).