Johann Christian Mikan

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Johann Christian Mikan (1769–1844)

Johann Christian Mikan (born December 5, 1769 in Teplitz, died December 28, 1844 in Prague) was an Austrian-Czech botanist, zoologist and entomologist. He was the son of Joseph Gottfried Mikan.[1]

Mikan was a professor of natural history at the University of Prague.[2] He was one of three leading naturalists on the Austrian Brazil Expedition.[3]

He wrote Monographia Bombyliorum Bohemiæ, iconibus illustrata in 1796, Entomologische Beobachtungen, Berichtigungen und Entdeckungen in 1797, and Delectus Florae et Faunae Brasiliensis, etc. in 1820.[4] Mikan described many new species, including the black lion tamarin.

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The genus Mikania Willd. (Asteraceae) was named for his father Joseph Gottfried Mikan (1743–1814), professor of botany and chemistry at the Prague University.

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  • Anonym 1852 [Mikan, J. C.] Lotos 2 63–65.
  • Eiselt, J. N. 1836 Geschichte, Systematik und Literatur der Insectenkunde, von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart. Als Handbuch für den Jünger und als Repertorium für den Meister der Entomologie bearbeitet. Leipzig, C. H. F. Hartmann .
  • Evenhuis, N. L. 1997 Litteratura taxonomica dipterorum (1758–1930). Volume 1 (A-K); Volume 2 (L-Z). Leiden.
  • Stearn, T. 1956 Mikan's Delectus Florae et Faunae Brasiliensis J. Soc. Bibliog.Nat. Hist. 3(3):135–136 doi:10.3366/jsbnh.1956.3.3.135.

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See also: Mikan