Fritz Sarasin

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Fritz Sarasin and Paul Sarasin during their expedition to Celebes.

Fritz Sarasin, full name Karl Friedrich Sarasin (3 December 1859 – 23 March 1942) was a Swiss naturalist.

He was a second cousin of Paul Sarasin.[1] They made a scientific expedition to Celebes (now Sulawesi).


Fritz and Paul Sarasin are commemorated in the scientific names of five species of reptiles: Amphiesma sarasinorum, Nessia sarasinorum, Pseudorabdion sarasinorum, Rhacodactylus sarasinorum, and Sphenomorphus sarasinorum.[2]


He has published some of scientific works together with Paul Sarasin.


  1. ^ Coan E. V., Kabat A. R. & Petit R. E. (15 February 2009). 2,400 years of malacology, 6th ed., 830 pp. + 32 pp. [Annex of Collations]. American Malacological Society.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Sarasin", p. 233).
  3. ^ IPNI.  Sarasin.

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