Karl Koopman

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Karl Koopman
Born1 April 1920
Died22 September 1997

Karl Koopman (1 April 1920 – 22 September 1997) was a zoologist with a special interest in bats.[1][2] He worked for many years in the Mammalogy Department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.


Mammal species named after him include Monticolomys koopmani, Rattus koopmani, and Sturnira koopmanhilli.

Also, a reptile species, Anolis koopmani, is named in his honor.[3]


  1. ^ "Koopman, Karl". American National Biography. Oxford University Press. Subscription needed.
  2. ^ Pace, Eric (30 September 1997). "Dr. Karl F. Koopman, 77, An Authority on Bats, Is Dead". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Koopman", p. 145).

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