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Minor on Porphyrio hochstetteri (Meyer, AB 1883) (1 Viewer)


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Porphyrio hochstetteri (Meyer, AB 1883)OD Bd.1 (1879-1888) - Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten - Biodiversity Heritage Library plus plates Bd.1 (1879-1888) - Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten - Biodiversity Heritage Library , Bd.1 (1879-1888) - Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten - Biodiversity Heritage Library & Bd.1 (1879-1888) - Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten - Biodiversity Heritage Library

South Island Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri A. B. Meyer, 1883
Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter was an Austrian geologist. He studied theology at Tübingen University (1847–1851), gaining a PhD (1852). He joined the Austrian Geological Survey (1853) following an invitation from Professor Wilhelm von Haidinger, and was subsequently appointed Chief Geologist for Bohemia and (1856) admitted as a lecturer to the University of Vienna. With Haidinger's support he found favour at the Austrian Court and was offered the position of Official Geologist to the Novara expedition, an Austrian Imperial Frigate scientific circumnavigation that took in Australia and New Zealand (1858–1859). Hochstetter carried out extensive investigations of the geology of various Pacific islands and parts of Asia, before heading south. He wrote many scientific papers but also popular works on botany, geology and palaeontology. After returning to Austria (1860) he married an Englishwoman, received a knighthood from the King of Württemberg, and was appointed Professor of Mineralogy and Geology at the Royal and Imperial Polytechnic Institute in Vienna (1860–1874). He continued to teach, work in the field, write prolifically and was President of the Geographical Society of Vienna (1867–1882). Poor health (diabetes and bronchitis) caused him to relinquish this position. Hochstetter was selected (1872) by the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph as tutor in natural history to Crown Prince Rudolph. He was (1876–1884) first Superintendent of the Imperial Natural History Museum in Vienna. Obituary notices spoke of his genius, skills as an educator, and breadth of geological researches. An amphibian is named after him.

Prof. Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter (1829-1884) Austrian geologist, naturalist, explorer in New Zealand, Turkey and Russia (Porphyrio).

Leiopelma hochstetteri
Fitzinger, 1861 OD Bd.11 (1861) - Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien - Biodiversity Heritage Library
Die von Herrn Dr. von Hochstetter mitgebrachten beiden Exemplare....

So assume some plants are named also for him International Plant Names Index

So the only thing in doubt is if Gottlieb or Gottlob e.g. Ferdinand von Hochstetter – Wikipedia is correct.
Gottlob is on all but 1 official document (baptism, marriage, most childs baptisms, death)..


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