This G de Haan refers to Gerrit de Haan who indeed worked on cetaceans on for instance Texel. Several of his finds are detailed on www.walvisstrandingen.nl (beached whales and dolphins in the Netherlands).
He is not our man. De Haan is, unfortunately, quite a common family name in the Netherlands.
This person is more likely: Akte - Noord-Hollands Archief. His name is Dirk Anthonie Faber and he was born in Medan (thus Indonesia). He died aged 33 on 24 April 1959 at Den Helder, Netherlands. Death certificate attached (lower).
edit: ...Laurent and I found the same person...
Mmmm, maybe not reading through the previous posts well enough. All right, mea culpa. So here is for a better try: he did publish in 1972: http://www.sidalc.net/cgi-bin/wxis.exe/?IsisScript=cibagro.xis&method=post&formato=2&cantidad=1&expresion=mfn=026142.
Haedo Rossi, J.A.; Esteban, J.G...
Perhaps more info can be found using search options in this website: http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm (National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS)).
See also https://www.s2a3.org.za/bio/Biograph_final.php?serial=973
His full name is William Joseph Fox: see https://ansp.org/research/library/archives/0400-0499/portraits457/?_ga=2.111056837.1192180927.1602683784-1164481084.1602683784 and scroll down to F of Fox. He was more of an entomologist according to the additional info.
Short question: Does somebody know who's commemorated in the scientific name ... macartneyi
And does it say anything additional of what he'd done, why he was given this mark of honour?
It is presumably this person (note the last sentence)...
These links to papers may be worthwhile to mention:
- http://www.magornitho.org/files/2016/12/olsson-et-al-2016-phylogeny-reed-warbler.pdf (also mentioned by James Lowther I just noted)
Because I know Justin Jansen is very busy finalizing the text of his PhD-thesis, I may add some more info on P.A. Hens who collected the nataliae-Song Thrush. Hens is a well-known Dutch ornithologist (although not by profession) from the 20th-century. He lived in the southern province of Limburg...
Hi Mr Xenospiza,
To correct your correction: there were in fact two Isabelline (Daurian) Shrikes this autumn. For this taxon, and if accepted, they would be the 14th-15th records (check www.dutchavifauna.nl for all historic records of Dutch rarities).
G F Westerman was the founder and first director (for 50 years) of Natura Arts Magistra, in short Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo. His paper on wollweberi mentions a Dr Kaup from Darmstadt so with Wollweber also linked to Darmstadt, surely there must be a connection between these two?
Like others, I suspect that Menden may have ended up as a Japenese prisoner-of-war somewhere in Indonesia. It is telling that collection stopped during 1940-1945 while he cannot be traced after 1945. If so, then the following website may be useful as a starting point for further research...
Further on Th. H. Ruys: the only person I can find with these initials is Theodorus Hilbert Ruys (see page 433 in https://ia600802.us.archive.org/23/items/Patriciaat2-1911/02_1911.PDF). If this is our man, then the following data is relevant. He was born on 16 March 1880 at...
Having been a lurker for far too long, it is perhaps now time 'to pay my dues'... Having said that, this Th. H. Ruys is a difficult person to track down.
First, H.H. Ruys is obviously a misspelling.
Second, Th as an abbreviation stands for Theo/Theodoor/Theodorus and the like in Dutch. So James...