Otto Jaekel

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Otto Jaekel
Otto Jaekel.jpg
Born (1863-02-21)February 21, 1863
Neusalz
Died March 6, 1929(1929-03-06) (aged 66)
Beijing
Residence Germany
Fields
Institutions Berlin, Greifswald

Otto Max Johannes Jaekel (21 February 1863 – 6 March 1929) was a German paleontologist and geologist.

Jaekel was born in Neusalz (Nowa Sól), Prussian Silesia. He studied geology and paleontology in Liegnitz (Legnica). After graduating in 1883, he moved to Breslau (Wrocław) and studied under Ferdinand Roemer until 1885. Karl von Zittel awarded a PhD to Jaekel in Munich in 1886. Between 1887 bis 1889, Jaekel was an assistant of E.W. Benecke at Geologisch-Paläontologisches Institut in Straßburg, and worked in Berlin and at the Geologisch-Paläontologisches Museum beginning 1894. Jaekel relocated to the University of Vienna in 1903, but his imminent professorship was blocked by Viennese geologists. Between 1906 and 1928, Jaekel was a professor at the University of Greifswald,[1] where he founded the German Paleontological Society in 1912. He described a second species of Plateosaurus in 1914.

After his retirement in Greifswald, Otto Jaekel accepted a position at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou in 1928. He died after a short and unexpected illness in the German Hospital in Beijing.[2]

Although Jaekel specialized in the study of fossil vertebrates, 27 of his publications were about echinodermata.

Commemorative plaque dedicated to Jaekel in Greifswald

Works[edit]

  • Jaekel, Otto. 1896. “Über die Stammform der Wirbelthiere.” Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 7 107–29.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1899. Stammesgeschichte der Pelmatozoen: Thecoidea und Cystoidea. Berlin: Julius Springer.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1903. “Besprechung des ersten Berichts des Geologischen Beratungs-Komitees für das Carnegie-Institut in Washington.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 73–76.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1904. “Eine neue Darstellung von Ichthyosaurus.” Zeitschrift der deutschen geologischen Gesellschaft 26–34.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1904. “K.A. V. Zittel, Der Altmeister der Paläontologie.” Naturwissenschaftliche Wochenschrift 1–7.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1905. “Die Bedeutung der Wirbelstacheln der Naosauriden.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 57 192–95.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1910. “Naosaurus Credneri im Rotliegenden von Sachsen.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 62 526–35.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1910. “Rekonstruktionen Fossiler Tiere.” In Meyer’s Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage. XXII. Band, Jahressupl. 1909-1910, 712–715, 4 plates. Leipzig & Wien: Bibliographisches Institut.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1910. “Über die Füßstellung und Lebensweise der großen Dinosaurier.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 62 270–76.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1911. Die Wirbeltiere; Eine Übersicht über die fossilen und lebenden Formen. Berlin: Gebrüder Borntraeger.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1914. “Über die Wirbeltierfunde in der Oberen Trias von Halberstadt.” Paläontologische Zeitschrift 1 (1): 155–215.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1916. Die natürlichen Grundlagen staatlicher Organisation. Berlin: Stilke.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1916. “Die Wirbeltierfunde aus dem Keuper von Halberstadt.” Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 2 (3): 88–214.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1921. “Phylogenie und System der Pelmatozoen.” Paläontologische Zeitschrift 3 (1): 1–128.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1928. Zur Urgeschichte des Menschen. Abschiedsvorlesung am 21. Februar 1928. Greifswald: Ratshandlung L. Bamberg.
  • Jaekel, Otto. 1929. Die Morphogenie der ältesten Wirbeltiere. Berlin: G. Borntraeger, 1929

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, R.C. (1978): Part T, Echinodermata 2, Crinoidea. Dedication. – In: R.C. Moore & C. Teichert, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. -- Bd. 1: T5-6, 1 Abb.; Boulder/Colo. T5-6.
  2. ^ Drevermann, F. (1929): Otto Jaekel † – Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, Bd. 11 (3): 6 + 13-14, 1 Abb.; Berlin. Pg 6.

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