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Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

Coenraad Jacob Temminck (31 March 1778, Amsterdam - 30 January 1858, Lisse) was a Dutch aristocrat and zoologist.[1]

Temminck was the first director of the National Natural History Museum at Leiden from 1820 until his death. His Manuel d'ornithologie, ou Tableau systematique des oiseaux qui se trouvent en Europe (1815) was the standard work on European birds for many years. He inherited a large collection of bird specimens from his father, who was treasurer of the Dutch East India Company. In 1831, he wa elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Temminck was also the author of Histoire naturelle générale des Pigeons et des Gallinacées (1813-1817), Nouveau Recueil de Planches coloriées d'Oiseaux (1820-1839), and contributed to the mammalian sections of Philipp Franz von Siebold's Fauna japonica (1844-1850).


Partial List of Works

  • Las Posesiones holandesas en el Archipiélago de la India. Manila 1855.
  • Esquisses zoologiques sur la côte de Guiné ... le partie, les mammifères. Brill, Leiden 1853.
  • Coup-d'oeil général sur les possessions néerlandaises dans l'Inde archipélagique. Arnz, Leiden 1846–49.
  • Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux. Levrault, Paris 1838.
  • Monographies de mammalogie. Dufour & d'Ocagne, Paris, Leiden 1827–41.
  • Atlas des oiseaux d'Europe, pour servir de complément au Manuel d'ornithologie de M. Temminck. Belin, Paris 1826–42.
  • Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon. Dufour & d'Ocagne, Paris 1821.
  • Observations sur la classification méthodique des oiseaux et remarques sur l'analyse d'une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire. Dufour, Amsterdam, Paris 1817.
  • Manuel d'ornithologie  ou  Tableau systématique des oiseaux qui se trouvent en Europe. Sepps & Dufour, Amsterdam, Paris 1815–40.
  • Histoire naturelle générale des pigeons et des gallinacés. Sepps, Amsterdam 1808–15.

Animal species named after Temminck

A large number of animals were named for Temminck[3] in the 19th century. Among those still in use are:


  1. ^ Gasso Miracle, M.E. 2008 The significance of Temminck's work on biogeography: Early nineteenth century natural history in Leiden, the Netherlands. Journal of the History of Biology 41(4):677-716
  2. ^ Online version of the Code of International Council of Zoological Nomenclature
  3. ^

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Coenraad Jacob Temminck

(31.III.1778 - 30.I.1858)

Dutch aristocrat and zoologist.

Abbrevation: Temminck


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