Yoshio Abe

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Yoshio Abe (阿部 余四男 Abe Yoshio?, born 1891) died 1944 was Professor of Zoology at Karahuto Normal University.

He was the first Japanese scientist to study kinorhynchs; and one such animal, Dracoderes abei, was named after him. [1]

Also named after him was Abe's Whiskered Bat, Myotis abei Yoshikura 1944, as a tribute from one of his students.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behlens, Bo, Watkins, Michael. and Grayson, Michael Eponym Dictionary of Mammals, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-801893-04-9. p. 1)