Samarendra Maulik

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Samarendra Nath Maulik (1881 in Tamluk – 1950 in Chelsea) was an Indian entomologist.

Maulik was a specialist in Coleoptera, and worked at the British Museum (Natural History) where he studied leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae; he had also held the position of Professor of Zoology at the University of Calcutta.

He wrote three volumes in The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma series.

  • (1919) Chrysomelidae: Hispinae and Cassidinae xi + 439 p 130 figs.
  • (1926) Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae and Halticinae 442 p 139 figs 1 map.
  • (1936) Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae 648 p 144 fig 1 map 1 plate.

According to his obituary,[1] Maulik attempted to adopt a scientific attitude in his approach to all problems. His views were liberal, and he was an atheist.


  1. ^ Bairstow, L. 1950. Dr. S. Maulik (Obituary), Nature 166, 422-423 (9 September 1950)

Further reading[edit]

  • Bairstow, L. 1950 [Maulik, S.] Entomologist's Monthly Magazine (4) 86 225-226, Portrait.
  • Y. R. R. 1950 [Maúlik, S.] Ind. Journ. Ent. 12 255-256.

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