Carl Friedrich Roewer

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Carl Friedrich Roewer (12 October 1881, Neustrelitz – 17 June 1963) was a German arachnologist. He concentrated on harvestmen, where he described almost a third (2,260) of today's known species, but also almost 700 taxa of spiders and numerous Solifugae.

From 1933 on, he was the second director of the Übersee-Museum in Bremen, Germany.[1]

The Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft bought his extensive collection (including type material from other arachnologists such as L. Koch, Eugène Simon, Thorell, Philipp Bertkau and Friedrich Dahl) and his private library.[2] Some of his specimens are also in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.


  1. ^ Bibliothek des Übersee-Museums: Bestandsgeschichte
  2. ^ Senckenberg forschungsinstitut und naturmuseum: Arachnology

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