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Leopold Fitzinger.

Leopold Joseph Franz Johann Fitzinger (April 13, 1802 - September 20, 1884) was an Austrian zoologist.

Fitzinger was born in Vienna and studied botany at the university of Vienna under Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin. Between 1817 and 1861 he worked at the Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum, later becoming director of the zoos of Munich and Budapest.

In 1826 he published Neue Classification der Reptilien, based partly on the work of his friends Friedrich Wilhelm Hemprich and Heinrich Boie. In 1843 he published Systema Reptilium, covering geckos, chameleons and iguanas.


  • Fitzinger LJFJ. 1826. Neue classification der reptilien nach ihren natürlichen verwandtschaften. Nebst einer verwandtschafts-tafel und einem verzeichnisse der reptilien-sammlung des K. K. zoologischen museum's zu Wien. J.G. Hübner, Wien. vii, 66 pp.
  • Fitzinger LJFJ. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Fasciculus primus. Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel, Wien: 106 pp.


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(13.04.1802 - 20.09.1884)

Austrian naturalist.


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