Salomon Müller (April 7, 1804 – December 29, 1864) was a German naturalist. He was born in Heidelberg, and died in Freiburg im Breisgau.
Müller was the son of a saddler in
Heidelberg. Along with Heinrich Boie and Heinrich Christian Macklot, he was sent by Coenraad Jacob Temminck to collect specimens in the East Indies. Here, he worked as an assistant for the Natuurkundige Commissie (Commission for Natural Sciences), an organization that he eventually became a member of. [1 ]
Müller arrived in
Batavia in 1826, then journeyed to New Guinea and Timor in 1828 aboard the Triton. Beginning in October 1828, he remained at the port city of Kupang, penetrating the interior of Timor during the following year. In 1831 he was in Java, later exploring western Sumatra from 1833 to 1835. [1 ] [2 ]
Hermann Schlegel named (Müller’s crown snake) Aspidomorphus muelleri and [3 ] (Müller's forest skink) Sphenomorphus muelleri in his honor. [4 ]
Selected publications [ edit ]
Reizen en onderzoekingen in Sumatra, gedaan op last der Nederlandsche Indische regering, tusschen de jaren 1833 en 1838, 1855.
Reizen en onderzoekingen in den Indischen archipel, gedaan op last der Nederlandsche Indische regering, tusschen de jaren 1828 en 1836, 1857. [5 ]
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