Carl Johan Schönherr 1772-1848

 

Carl Johan Schönherr

 


  

Schönherr was a Swedish naturalist and industrialist and a pioneer for applying nomenclatorial principles in entomology in his major work Synonymia Insectorum (1806-1817) in which he described some scarabs. He gave most of his new species for description to several colleagues, Gyllenhal more than others. He mostly specialized in weevils. Like Gyllenhal, he was one of the last Linnaean disciples. His collection is scattered, but known types are all in Stockholm museum.

 

Information courtesy of Mattias Forshage, Uppsala University, Sweden.


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