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More than just a name: Colonel Messager and his correspondents

Abraham S. H. BREURE & Barna PÁLL-GERGELY

en Zoosystema 41 (2) - Pages 7-19

Published on 29 January 2019

We present a brief biography of Louis Gabriel Martin Messager, a French military who served in several French colonies during the last part of the 19th century and who is mentioned several time in the malacological literature as ‘Colonel Messager’. We present details on his collecting activities, also reflected in his correspondence to Bavay and Martel, and illustrated by some samples from his former collection. Also a list of eponyms is included.


Keywords :

Vietnam, collector, 19th century, eponyms, correspondence.

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