Louis Charles Kiener

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Louis Charles Kiener (31 July 1799 - 24 July 1881) was a French malacologist born in Paris.

He was the author of the 12-volume Spécies général et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant a M.B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs,[1] translated into English as "General species and iconography of recent shells : comprising the Massena Museum, the collection of Lamarck, the collection of the Museum of Natural History, and the recent discoveries of travellers.[2]

The following are a few species named after him:

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kiener L. C. (1839). Genre Pleurotome. (Pleurotoma, Lam.). In: “Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes 5”. J. B. Baillière. Paris. pp. 17–84.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Kiener's Coquilles
  2. ^ [2] Biodiversity Heritage Library
  3. ^ petymol (list of species)