Maksymilian Siła NOWICKI - papers on Opiliones

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Maksymilian Siła NOWICKI

Birthdate: October 9, 1826

Birthplace: Jabłonów (Ukrainian Яблунів = Yabluniv), Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Pokuttya, Ukraine.

Died: October 30, 1890 in Krakow

Nationality: Polish

BIOGRAPHY: zoologist, professor at the Jagiellonian University, researcher of flora and fauna of Tatra, a pioneer of nature conservation in Poland, co-creator of the Tatra Society. He came from a noble family. In 1846 he graduated from high school in Lviv, and after two years of additional course in philosophy, after which he began to study law at the University of Lviv. In 1854 he passed the exam for a full teacher, in 1863 from the University of Lwow doctorate in philosophy and became a professor of zoology at the Jagiellonian University, where he taught until his death. Until around 1875 he was actively study of beetles and butterflies and fauna of Tatra Galicia. After this period, went on to fishes and fisheries. As the first Polish entomologist to visit Czarnohora (Black Mountains) in 1859 - the fruit of this was the work Enumeratio lepidopterorum Haliciae orientalis, eastern Galicia butterfly directory, published in Lviv in 1860. Was also interested in Speleology -- in 1866 explored the cave Magurską and discovered in it the bones of cave bears. He was a member of the Krakow Scientific Society (later the Academy of Arts). His pupils included Wladyslaw KULCZYNSKI -- arachnologist and mountaineer.


  • Cibele Bragagnolo (digitalized original from Roewer's private collection - 1870)


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Nowicki, M. (1870) Beschreibung neuer Arthropoden. Jahrbuch der k. k. Gelehrten Gesellschaft in Krakau, Krakau, 41, 57–58.


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Picture of MN from Tatra National Park website.
Biographical sketch adapted from Polish Wikipedia.