the lamiines group, a witness of the biodiversity to know and let know
The Swedish naturalist is the father of taxonomy (science of classification).
The books Species Plantarum, Genera Plantarum and Systema Naturae published between 1753 and 1758 are recognized internationally as the starting point of nomenclature for plants and animals.
He created the binomial system in which he gave a genus name and a qualifier for each species such as Quercus ruber or Homo sapiens.
For example, there is Cerambyx curculionoides among the 45 taxa of lamiines described.
He developped the principles of a hierarchical classification, with schemas to identify specimens. These dichotomous keys are still used today.
Doctor of philosophy, he interested in entomology and became specialist of Carabidae, Cerambycidae then.
In 1945 after the war, he left hometown Vienna to settle permanently in Paris.
The proximity of the rich collections of the Museum, the ability to view those of neighboring states, gave him the opportunity to do many tribe revisions, and proceed to the description of many taxa for new species and genus.
All these works has produced about 21,000 pages in more than 600 publications, which contributed significantly to the knowledge of Lamiinae and other group studied.
An autobiographical notice and complete list of publicatons were published in 1984 (Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat, no 41).