Leiishman: his biography
Dr H.A. Noyes
harry at liverpool.ac.uk
Tue Nov 25 10:54:55 BRST 1997
Rondani and Berte are credited with creating the genus Phlebotomus (Rondani
C. 1840 Sopra una specie di insetto dittero. Memoria prima para servire alla
Ditterologia Italiana [no. 1] 16pp Parma) cited in Lewis, D.J. (1982). A taxonomic
review of the genus Phlebotomus (Diptera: Psychodidae). Bulletin of the British
Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 45, 121-209.
The first description of a Phlebotomus species may have been that of Philippo
Bonnani in 1691 which is reproduced with a translation into English and the
original drawings in Bettini, S., Omodeo, P. and Maroli, M. (1991). Philippo
Bonanni and his "Micrographia Curiosa". Parassitologia 33 (Suppl. 1), 5-16.
Bonnani called the insect Culex minimus to distinguish it from mosquitoes
which he named Culex.
Sir William Boog Leishman's dates are 1865-1926 (The Wellcome Trust Illustrated
History of Tropical Diseases. FEG Cox ed. 1996 London). Leishman also has an
entry in the British National Biography.
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On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Jeffrey Shaw wrote:
>>Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 17:52:25 -0600
>>From: "J. Peter Maher" <jpmaher at neiu.edu>
>>To: jshaw at tba.com.br
>>Subject: Leiishman: his biography
>>I am researching the question of early/earliest taxonomy of phlebotomus,
>>in particular the questions:
>>-who/when first published the term(s) PAPATACI PAPPATASII PAPATATSII?
>>-what are dates etc. of the man LEISHMAN?
>>Your help will be much appreciated.
>>J P Maher
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