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A short German list of some well- or little-known Naturalists …

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Old Tuesday 10th March 2015, 15:36   #1
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Post A short German list of some well- or little-known Naturalists …

While fumbling around the internet searching for various sources I happened to find the attached (German) article, listing quite a few naturalists commemorated in various species of Animals, like:

Otmar Reiser (1861–1936) [as in, for example; the subspecies Cranioleuca vulpina reiseri REICHENBERGER 1922 … ?]

Philipp von Oberländer (1865-1911) (as in Oberlaender's Ground-Thrush Geokichla oberlaenderi SASSI 1914 …?)

Alexander Carl* Freiherr von Hügel (1796-1870) as [in the invalid "Orthotomus huegelii" PELZELN 1857…? (syn. Orthotomus sutorius maculicollis MOORE 1855)]

… and a few others, some maybe noteworthy.

Additions or differences with today's HBW Alive Key under-lined …
*First names in opposite order

Note: I haven´t confirmed them vs the OD's, nor have I checked them any further!

Take it for what is worth, some of them might be noteworthy …

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Otmar Reiser (1861–1936) [as in, for example; the subspecies Cranioleuca vulpina reiseri REICHENBERGER 1922 … ?]
In the key he is as Dr C. H. Otmar Reiser but I feel it should be Dr. phil. h. c. Otmar Reiser. See here. I assume once again the H. C. derived from The Eponym Dictionary of Birds. At least I couldn't find any hint on additional H. C. as part of his name. But feel free to prove me wrong.
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Doctor honoris causa, then.
In various places, his name is also preceded by "Herr(n) Custos" -- another possible source...?


"causa honoris" is sometimes used instead of the more usual "honoris causa" but, right now, I can't find any instance in association to Reiser.

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Yes, but still "honoris causa", thus Dr H. C., not Dr C. H. as in the Dictionary.
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He dedicated Ramphastos theresae to his wife. Here OD.

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Ich widme diese ausgezeichnete Art meiner Frau.
This leads me to point out a typo in the key as there is no h in Othmar Reiser in his first name. Maybe someone in the community knows more than...

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Theresa Reiser (fl. 1900) wife of Austrian ornithologist Dr Otmar Reiser (syn. Ramphastos vitellinus ariel).
e.g. née, date of birth, date of death

As well the Reiser record in the key may need enhanced by Accentor collaris reiseri a synonym to Prunella collaris subalpina (if the The Eponym Dictionary of Birds is correct).

P.S. Here p. 8 of 19 Resi Reiser née Höfner (15.10. 1860-6.4. 1953) On p. 7 is written:

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Seine Frau Resi lebte auch weiter in Pekre und bezog nach dem 2. Weltkrieg eine jugoslawische Pension. Sie starb 1953 und wurde auf demselben Friedhof begraben.
This excludes Therese Reiser née Kalmann (1879-1941) on the grave stone.

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I have seen both Othmar and Otmar as his first name including both in one publication. Saint Othmar or Otmar has the same problem. A Dr. Ernst Reiser wrote about birds in Balkans.
https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpd...-2015-0011.pdf .
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I have seen both Othmar and Otmar as his first name including both in one publication.
Sure and he is written with h in the Accentor collaris reiseri dedication of Tschusi.

But the grave stone shows him without h. Dito in the picture of him with his signature.
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"the grave stone shows him without h. Ditto in the picture of him with his signature"
But I wonder if at birth in German speaking Vienna he was Othmar and later in life it became Otmar since the Slovene language 't' is laminal denti-alveolar. Like how the Irish pronounce thug T hug??
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This makes sense as he called himself Othmar Reiser jun. when he was for a short period editor of Mittheilungen des Ornithologischen Vereines in Wien. As well I assume Resi on the grave stone is just an abbreviation to Therese, Theresia or Theresa.

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Martin, I agree that 'Resi' is a pet name for Therese. That article by Matvejev is quite revealing, confirming that 'Resi' was Otmar's wife. The photo of the gravestone, which shows the final resting place of Otmar (I am keeping that spelling) and his brother, Hermann, and their wives (both named Therese), is quite poignant. See my edited entry under theresae.
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I think that another theresae in the Key:
Female eponym; no dedication given (Alexander 1908) (syn. Indicator maculatus stictithorax) comes from the fact that "Boyd needed Maria Theresa dollars for his journey into French territory, where they were the only currency accepted" . The bird was from Dem. Rep. Congo, Gudima, River Iri, Upper Welle. French territory.
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/p...e/117/mode/1up .
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"Boyd needed Maria Theresa dollars for his journey into French territory, where they were the only currency accepted" . .
Here could support this thesis.
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"Indicator theresæ" ALEXANDER 1908

Wow, radical thinking, Mark!

If correct is beyond me, however those coins are mentioned several times in the same books; see here and here ...
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Just a guess

Indeed there is no dedication for theresae as mentioned in the key. Nevertheless the bird was collected at Rio Javari which could be both Peru and/or Brazil. Isn't Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies a plausible candidate? Anyway I don't think it is a species but a subspecies Hylophylax naevius theresae present in se Ecuador, ne Peru and w Amazonian Brazil.

Note: Castelnau was 3. september 1843 in Rio when Pedro II married Teresa Cristina. Here is written:

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Le 3 septembre 1843 fut un jour mémorable à la cour de Rio: Sa Majesté don Pedro II épousa une princesse napolitaine.
And Des Murs worked on the birds of Castelnaus expedition.

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