Carl Ludwig DOLESCHALL - papers on Opiliones

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Birthdate: 15 July 1827

Birthplace: Vag-Ujhely, Hungary

Died: 26 February 1859, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia


(1) Carl Ludwig Doleschall (ou Doleschal) est un naturaliste autrichien, né le 15 juillet 1827 à Vagujhely en Hongrie et mort le 26 février 1859 à Amboine en Indonésie. Nous savons très peu de choses sur ce médecin qui s'installe sur l'île de Java probablement vers 1852. Il est l'auteur d'articles d'histoire naturelle où il décrit des araignées mais aussi des insectes et notamment des diptères. Il est également fait une collection de lichens et de plantes.

(2) A physician who was educated at Vienna University; in 1853 appointed surgeon in the D.E.I. Army and stationed successively at Weltevreden, Ambarawa (fort Willem I, Centr. Java), Djokja (Centr. Java) and in Ambon (since 1856). His special interest was the study of invertebrates; in Ambon he was placed under Dr O. Mohnicke (see there), who himself had a wide interest in natural history. He made many tours in the island, also to the part called Leitimor.1 biographical data: De Gids 29, 1865, p. 133-158; in Mohnicke, Blicke auf das Pflanzen- und Thierleben in den Niederländischen Malaienländern, 1883, p. 560, footnote 1.


  • John Ponting (provided links for 1852, 1857, 1859).


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Doleschal [Doleschall], [C.] Ludw[ig], 1852. Systematisches Verzeichniss der im Kaiserthum Österreich vorkommenden Spinnen. Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der K. Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna), 9(3): 622-651.
Doleschall, C. L[udwig], 1857. Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië, Batavia, Indonesia, series 3, 3(5/6): 399-434 + plates 1, 2.
Doleschall, C. L[udwig], 1859. Tweede Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandsch Indië [Acta Societatis Scientiarum Indo-Neêrlandicae], 5(5): 1-60 + plates 1-18.


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Biographical sketch from French Wikipedia (1) and Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors (2) at


Osten-Sacken, C.R., 1881. A brief notice of Carl Ludwig DOLESCHALL, the dipterologist. Entom. Monthly Mag., 18: 114-116.

Stagl, V., 1999. Carl Ludwig Doleschall - Arzt, Forscher und Sammler. Quadrifina, 2: 195-203.