Karl Koopman

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Karl Koopman
Born1 April 1920
Died22 September 1997
NationalityAmerican

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.

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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]

References[edit]

  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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