Alfred Voeltzkow

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Alfred Voeltzkow (14 April 1860 – February 1947) was a German zoologist and botanist from Berlin, Brandenburg.

He studied sciences at the universities of Heidelberg, Berlin, Freiburg, and Würzburg, receiving his doctorate at Freiburg in 1887 with a dissertation on Aspidogaster conchicola. He obtained his habilitation at the University of Strasbourg,[1] and in 1900 became a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina.[2]

Voeltzkow is remembered for his scientific journeys in eastern Africa and islands of the Western Indian Ocean; (Comoros, Madagascar, Juan de Nova and Aldabra). On these expeditions, Voeltzkow collected zoological specimens of numerous genera for study and classification.

Voeltzkow's best-known written works involved his African journeys, and were titled:

  • "Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Reisen in Madagascar und Ost-Africa in den Jahren 1889-1895"
  • "Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903-1905".

His name is associated with numerous species, including Cinachyrella voeltzkowi, Spinivorticella voeltzkowi, Cataulacus voeltzkowi, Pteropus voeltzkowi, Leucochrysa voeltzkowi, Oligochrysa voeltzkowi, Anapochrysa voeltzkowi and Lissoclinum voeltzkowi.

Botany[edit]

Voeltzkow was the author of two species of plants: Phyllanthus boivinianus (Baill.) Voeltzk. in the Euphorbiaceae family[3] and Toddalia unifoliata (Baill.) Voeltzk. in the Rutaceae family.[4] In 1908 Paul Christoph Hennings named the mycological genus Voeltzkowiella (family Bulgariaceae) in his honor.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alfred Voeltzkow ETH zürich / Zürcher Herbarien
  2. ^ Alfred Voeltzkow Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  3. ^ "Plant Name Details for Phyllanthus boivinianus". IPNI. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Plant Name Details for Toddalia unifoliata". IPNI. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  6. ^ MycoBank Voeltzkowiella
  7. ^ IPNI.  Voeltzk. 

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