Aleksei Korotnev

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A. A. Korotnev.

Aleksei Alekseevich Korotnev (February 15, 1854, Moscow- June 14, 1915, Odessa) was a Russian zoologist

Korotnev graduated from Moscow University in 1876 and gained his doctorate there in 1881. In 1887 he became a professor at the University of Kiev. In 1885 and in 1890-91, he made extensive zoological collections in the Indian Ocean and Pacific ocean regions. In 1886, he began studies at Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche (Villafranca, France). Korotnev also studied the fauna of Lake Baikal between 1900 and 1902. His principal work was on the embryonic development of coelenterates bryozoans, tunicates and insects. He was a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1903).

Taxa named in honour[edit]

The following taxa have been named in honour (eponyms) of Aleksei Alekseevich Korotnev:





  1. ^ a b c (in German) Lindholm W. A. (1909). "Die Mollusken des Baikal-Sees (Gastropoda et Pelecypoda) systematisch und zoogeographisch bearb". Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer zoologische Expedition nach dem Baikal-See unter Leitung des Prof. Alexis Korotneff i. d. J. 1900-1902, 4. Kiew und Berlin, Fridländer und Sohn: 1-104. page 13, 66, 73.
  • Mazurmovich, B. N. O zhizni i deiatel’nosti professora Kievskogo universiteta A. A. Korotneva. Tr. Jn-ta istorii estestvoznaniia i tekhnikiANSSSR, 1958, vol. 24. pp. 196–211.The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970–1979).

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