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Herbert Lang (March 24, 1879 – May 29, 1957) was a German zoologist.
In 1903, Lang, then 24, emigrated to the U.S. and began working at the American Museum of Natural History. He made his first field expedition to Kenya in 1906, returning with 178 mammal and 232 avian samples.
After his successful expedition, Lang was put in charge of the Museum's Congo expedition, accompanied by ornithologist James Chapin. Lang lead the expedition, until the outbreak of World War I in 1914. In 1919, he became the Assistant Curator in the Museum's Department of Mammalogy.
- Slack, Gordy (2003). "Herbert Lang (1879-1957)". American Museum Congo Expedition 1909-1915. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
- 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. ("Lang, H.", p. 150).
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