Jean Baptiste François René Koehler

Zoologist, Author

1860 – 1931

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Who was Jean Baptiste François René Koehler?

Jean Baptiste François René Koehler was a French zoologist best known for his research of echinoderms.

He studied medicine and zoology in Nancy. In 1889 he became a member of the faculty of sciences in Lyon, where in 1894, he attained the chair of zoology. In 1911 he was selected as president of the Société zoologique de France.

In 1988 the genus Koehleria of the family Cucumariidae was named in his honor. Also, he is commemorated by organisms with the specific epithet of koehleri.

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Born
Mar 7, 1860
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Also known as
  • René Koehler
  • R. Koehler
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Apr 19, 1931
Lyon

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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