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The Entomological Collection of Ricardo von Diringshofen (1900–1986) and its incorporation to the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo

By Vinicius S. Ferreira, Lívia P. Prado and Dione Seripierri


ABSTRACT Ricardo von Diringshofen (1900–1986) was a Natural History enthusiast who collected an incredible variety of objects, mostly insects, which amount to over 2 million specimens. We present here a brief biography of Ricardo von Diringshofen, including the history of his insect collection and the processes of purchase and incorporation of his collection by the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo

Topics: Curatorship, History of entomology, Zoological collections, Zoology, QL1-991
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira De Entomologia
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.rbe.2016.01.005
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:20265761ad3647f18000f280b53147a6
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