Stanko Karaman

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Stanko Karaman
Born (1889-12-08)8 December 1889
Died 17 May 1959(1959-05-17) (aged 69)
Occupation biologist

Stanko Luka Karaman (8 December 1889 – 17 May 1959) was a Macedonian biologist of Bosnian Serb ancestry, researcher on amphipod and isopod crustaceans.

In 1926 he founded the Macedonian Museum of Natural History in Skopje and in 1928, the Zoological Garden of Skopje.

Several species are named after him, for example Delamarella karamani Petkovski, 1957 (Harpacticoida), Stygophalangium karamani Oudemans, 1933 (Arachnida), or Macedonethes stankoi I. Karaman, 2003 (Isopoda).

Other taxa named karamani are labeled after his son Gordan S. Karaman, also a carcinologist.


  • Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory: Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names
  • Karaman, Ivo (2003): Macedonethes stankoi n. sp., a rhithral oniscidean isopod (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Trichoniscidae) from Macedonia. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 3(3): Electronic Supplement 8: 1-15. PDF