Johann Carl Megerle von Mühlfeld
Johann Carl Megerle von Mühlfeld was a scientist and zoologist who lived from 1765 to 1842.
He took care of the minerals and part of the Mollusc Collection, working with Andreas Xaverius Stütz. They carried out a task that all the other co-workers had avoided until then, which was the inventory-taking of specimens from the geosphere.
Mergerle von Mühlfeld organized the Natural History Collection and became a custodian in 1797. In 1806 the museum purchased his collection of European insects, and he became the first curator of insects. He organised the purchase of the Gundian collection of European butterflies.
Among the taxa Mergerle von Mühlfeld described are:
- Melolontha pectoralis, a kind of cockchafer beetle
- The bivalve genera Angulus, Chione and Corbicula, all in 1811
- The snail species Helix perspectiva in 1816 (now known as Discus perspectivus).
- Naturhistorisches Museum Wien: History of the entomological collections
- Megerle von Mühlfeld, J.C. (1816). Beschreibung einiger neuen Conchylien. Magazin der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 8(1):4.
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