Carl Eduard Adolph Gerstaecker

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Carl Eduard Adolph Gerstaecker (30 August 1828, in Berlin - 20 June 1895, in Greifswald) was a German zoologist and entomologist. After studying medicine and natural sciences in Berlin he was, from 1857 to 1876, Curator of the Zoological Museum of Humboldt University. In 1874 he became a professor for Zoology at the University of Berlin, and 1876 a professor of Zoology at the University of Greifswald. In 1894 he became a lecturer at the Agricultural Institute of Berlin now a faculty of the university.


  • Monographie der Endomychiden (1858).
  • Handbuch der Zoologie (with Wilhelm Peters und Julius Victor Carus), Leipzig (1863-1875).
  • Arthropoda, in Klassen und Ordnungen des Thierreichs, (Section Arthropoda, in classes and orders of the Animals) 1866-93.