Herluf Winge

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Adolf Herluf Winge
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Born (1857-03-19)March 19, 1857
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died November 10, 1923(1923-11-10) (aged 66)
Nationality Danish
Fields Zoology, Paleontology
Author abbrev. (zoology) Winge

Adolf Herluf Winge (March 19, 1857 Copenhagen – November 10, 1923) was a Danish zoologist.


As a young student, along with his brother Oluf, Winge was interested in small mammals, particularly moles, shrews and insectivora. He studied mammalian dentition and produced a comparison of cusp similarities. He worked at the Zoological Museum in the University of Copenhagen from 1885. A major work was his three volumes of E Museo Lundii on the extinct fauna of South America with 75 plates that he drew. He also studied the animal remains found in the kitchen-middens of Denmark.[1][2]

Winge was described as a Lamarckist by some authors.[3]


  1. ^ Anon. (1923). "Obituary". Nature. 112 (2826): 946–947. Bibcode:1923Natur.112..946M. doi:10.1038/112946b0. 
  2. ^ Böving, AG (1924). "Herluf Winge, 1857–1923". Journal of Mammalogy. 5 (3): 196–199. doi:10.2307/1373288. 
  3. ^ Hansen, P (1902). Illustreret dansk Litteraturhistorie. Volume 3 (in Danish). Copenhagen: Gyldendals Forlag.