Victor Loche

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Victor Loche (1806 – 1863) was a French soldier and naturalist.

In 1856–1857, he participated in an expedition to the Algerian part of the Sahara, and described the mammals and birds of Algeria in the book Catalogue des mammifères et des oiseaux published in 1858.[1] He first described the sand cat Felis margarita from a specimen found in the area of Négonça in the Sahara, and proposed to name the cat in recognition of Jean Auguste Margueritte who headed the expedition.[2]

Published works[edit]

  • Description d'une nouvelle espèce de Zorille, 1856.
  • Catalogue des mammifères et des oiseaux, Paris : Bertrand, 1858; later published in English by: Book On Demand Ltd, 2014.
  • Histoire naturelle des mammifères, Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1867; part of series: Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842/[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loche, V. (1858). Catalogue des mammifères et des oiseaux observé en Algérie. Arthus Bertrand, Paris.
  2. ^ Loche, V. (1858). Description d'une nouvelle espèce de Chat par M. le capitaine Loche. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée, Series 2 vol X: 49–50.
  3. ^ World Cat Search publications