|Michotamia aurata||Heliconia angusta||Balistapus undulatus||Chroicocephalus ridibundus|
|Aepyceros melampus||Phyllidia varicosa||Pelomyxa palustris||Pseudotrapelus sinaitus|
Johan Christian Fabricius
A Danish zoologist, specialising in entomology. He was a student of Carolus Linnaeus in Uppsala (Sweden), and then appointed a professor at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as the University of Kiel (officially Germany, but ruled by the Danish king through a personal union). Fabricius is considered one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century, having named 9,776 species of animals, and established the basis for the modern insect classification. He added two distinct areas to the classification system: both artificial and natural characteristics. Artificial characteristics allowed for the determination of a species, and natural characteristics for the relationship to other genera and varieties. Much of his system still remains the basis of modern insect classification. Towards the end of his career Fabricius spent much of his time living in Paris, where he frequently met with naturalists such as Georges Cuvier and Pierre André Latreille.
See also: Distinguished authors of previous months.
Species of the month
Some facts on this ape:
Head and body length: 0.75 to 1.5 meters.
Weight: Males, 50-90 kg. females 30-50 kg.
Range: Northern Sumatra.
Habitat: Primary lowland tropical rainforest.
Lifespan: Can reach more than 50 years.
Diet: Mainly fruits (figs, jackfruits etc.) and insects.
Surviving number: About 7,300.
Conservation status: Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1).
First described: By the French surgeon, naturalist, ornithologist, and herpetologist René-Primevère Lesson in 1827.
(Archived from Template:Species of the week)
위키생물종은 다언어, 자유 콘텐츠를 지향하는 비영리 단체인 위키미디어 재단에서 운영합니다.