GREAT FISH TAXONOMISTS IN HISTORY
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Mon Oct 20 16:42:29 CDT 2003
Check Joe Nelson's "Fishes of the World" - check out the
Introduction, and check the references.
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> Dear friends
> I am sorry to disturbe some of you, but I have to ask for help.
> I prepare for final exam to get master degree in biology with major study
> an fish species (Red bandfish).
> I urgently need some general informations on some WORLD interesting, or
> "important" fish taxonomists:
> their names, country and time where they had lived and name of important
> fish taxa related to their taxonomic efforts.
> I have to start with true legends: Greek Aristotelus and Sweeden
> I don't know much about their contribution to fish taxonomy. Linnaeus is
> probably author of many fish names or higher taxa.
> How many taxa? Aristotel probably gave names to many higher taxa, too.
> I searched web based fish catalogues through Interent (fishbase.org etc.)
> and I have found many frequently repeted names
> but I realised that I don't have some comparative tool to find taxonomist
> who more contributed to fish taxonomy system.
> I know that there are many fish orders and other taxa so this effort is
> a question: how many ants live on old oak tree :-)
> Can you help me with some suggestion? Who are authors of modern fish
> I need informations (web pages addresses, book titles) about this, please.
> Please send your messages to e-mail address below:
> primust at st.tel.hr
> Thank you in advance.
> Boze Kokan
> Natural History Museum Split
> Kolombatovicevo setaliste 2
> 21 000 Split
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