E & F
I & J
N & O
Q & R
T & U
V & W
X,Y (Ü), Z, Å , Ä (Æ) & Ö (Ø)
Biographical refs (short list)
Portraits of several naturalists
Other biographical & etymological links:
Australian Scientists (many entries)
Biographical Dict. of Biologists
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Eric's Treasure Trove of Scientific Biographies
New General Catalog of Old Books and Authors (including > 64 000 authors)
Mexican taxonomists (modern)
Women in Science
Bird name authors
Today in Science History
Brief list of Important Female Figures
Birds of the World (see its Author Index)
Biographies of persons honoured in herpetological names
Biographical Notes on Southern African Botanical Epithets Based on Personal Names
New General Catalog of Old Books & Authors
Institute Pasteur - notes biographiques
Biographies of Mathematicians
Dictionnaire de malacologie
Persons mentioned by A.R. Wallace
History of Astronomy
California plant names
World Biographical Index (ca 2,400,000)
The Biographical Dictionary (>28,000)
Famous Americans (until 1899) (>30,000)
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (>3000)
Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon (2:nd ed., 1906)
Biography Center (ca 11,000)
Biography.com (ca 25,000)
Jack Tourette's biographical collection (26,000 +)
Woordenboek van Nederland (covering period 1850-2000; 1863
Gallery of Malacologists (Kevin S. Cumming)
Lefalophodon home page
Bibliographical databases (may have dates of authors):
Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia
American Museumm of Nat. Hist.
Natural History Museum, London
Smithsonian Institution Library
Other links to organism name sites
IPNI (the International Plant Names Index)
Alta Vista (advanced)
Other web pages on this server, e.g.:
TMBL:s home page
Explanations (some terms):
Eponym: a name named for a person; an eponym after a man may also be called a patronym and after a woman (derived from womb man) a matronym.
Toponym: a name named after a place.
Aptromym: a name, which is aptly suited to its owners profession.
Charactonym: a name well suiting a person's personality.
Exonym: a name used by foreigners but differing from the native name, e.g. Naples, which people from Italy call Napoli (and the original Greek inhabitants used the name Neapolis, meaning the new city).
Tautonym: a biological binomen, where the specific name is identical to the generic.