John Stanislaw Kubary

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

John Stanislaw Kubary (November 13, 1846 in Warsaw, Poland – October 9, 1896 in Pohnpei), also stated as Jan Stanisław Kubary, Jan Kubary, or Johann Stanislaus Kubary, was a Polish naturalist and ethnographer.

In 1868 he became a collector for Museum Godeffroy in Hamburg.

Kubary discovered at least four bird species: the Samoan wood rail (Gallinula pacifica), the Mariana crow (Corvus kubaryi), the Caroline Islands ground dove (Gallicolumba kubaryi), and the Pohnpei fantail (Rhipidura kubaryi), as well as numerous insects, among them the paradise birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera paradisea). The peak Mount Kubari on New Guinea is named after him.


Partial list:

  • with Alfred Tetens and Eduard Gräffe The Carolines island of Yap or Guap according to the reports of Alfred Tetens and Johann Kubary "Die Carolineninsel Yap oder Guap nach den Mittheilungen von Alf. Tetens und Johann Kubary" Microform Reprint New Haven, Conn.
  • Die Palau-Inseln in der Suedsee: Das Palau Geld, 49-53. Journal des Museum Godeffroy, I, 4. Hamburg (1873)
  • Weitere Nachrichten von der Insel Ponape (Carolinen-Archipel) Journal des Museum Godeffroy Heft VII. Hamburg, L. Friedrichsen & Co. pp. 129-135 (1875)
  • Ethnographische Beitraege zur Kenntnis des Karolinen Archipels, Heft 1: Ueber das Einheimische Geld auf der Insel Yap und auf den Palau-Inseln Leiden (1889)

External links[edit]

  • Biography
  • Dictionary of Australian Biography
  • Johann Schmeltz 1897. "Johann Stanislaus Kubary, der Erforscher der Südsee-Inseln, gest. im Oktober 1896 auf der Insel Ponape." [Johann Stanislaus Kubary, the researcher of the South Sea Islands, who died in October 1896 on the island of Pohnpei]. Internationales Archiv für Ethnographie 10, pp. 132-136.Long obituary of Kubary.[1]