László SZALAY - papers on Opiliones

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Birthdate: 27 June 1887

Birthplace: Sárvár, Vas County, Hungary.

Died: 11 March 1970 in Budapest.

Nationality: Hungarian

BIOGRAPHY: Born 27 June 1887 in Sárvár, Vas County, Hungary. Basic education in Szombathely. Received the degree of teacher in 1912, started Ph.D. in the same year. In 1924 he was associated with the Zoology Section of the National Museum, where, in 1934 he has been named a First Class Museologist. Member of the Natural History Society. Published more than 200 papers, of which 100 original contributions, many books, and a huge manuscript on Hydracarina. Worked on Biology, Ecology, Faunistics, Biogeography, Systematics and Physiology. Died on 11 March 1970 in Budapest. [Adapted from Allodiatoris, 1973].


Allodiatoris, Irma (1973) Megemlékezés Dr. Szalay Laszlóról (1887-1970). Folia entomologica hungarica (series nova), 26(1), 5–16.



  • Gábor Lengyel (spelling correction)
  • András Varga (picture of LS; discovery and PDF necrology; PDFs - 1951, 1953, 1968)
  • Mariana Lucas (digitalized - 1932, 1949)


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Szalay, L. (1932) Adatok az Aggteleki barlang Arachnoidea-faunájának ismeretéhez [Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Arachnoideenfauna der Aggteleker Höhle]. Állattani közlemények: a Magyar Biológiai Társaság Állattani Szakosztályának folyóirata, Budapest, 29(1–2), 15–31.
Szalay, L. (1949) Contribution à l'étude de la faune des Opilionides dans le Bassin des Carpathes. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Amsterdam, 91 [1948], 153–158. [Issued 20 Dec 1949].
Szalay, L. (1950) Eine neue Opilonide: Dicranopalpus fraternus n. sp. Entomologisk Tidskrift, Stokholm, 71(1), 17–19.
Szalay, L. (1951) Drei neue Weberknechte (Opiliones) aus Ungarn. Országos Természettudományi Múzeum évkönyve [= Annales historico-naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici], 1 [1949–1950], 126–132, figs. 1–2.
Szalay, L. (1952a) Opiliones aus der Umgebung von Sopron. Acta biologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae [= A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia biológiai közleményei], Budapest, 2(1-3) [1951], 299–306, figs. 1–2.
Szalay, L. (1952b) »Opiliones« Из Окрестности Баторлигет и из Гор Мечек. [Opiliones aus der Umgebung von Bátorliget und dem Mecsek-Gebirge in Ungarn.] Acta biologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae [= A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia biológiai közleményei], Budapest, 2(1-3) [1951], 307–310. [In Russian with German summary].
Szalay, L. (1953) Bátorliget kaszáspók-faunája. Opiliones [The harvestmen fauna of Bátorliget]. In: Székessy, V. (Ed.). Beatorliget élovilága [The flora and fauna of Bátorliget].  486 pages. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, pp. 402–403.
Szalay, L. (1968) 4. rend: Phalangidea – Kaszápókok. In: Pókszabásúak I. Arachnoidea I. Fauna Hungariae 89, Budapest, 18(1), 69–122.


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Picture of LS courtesy András Varga.
Biographical sketch adapted from Allodiatoris (1973
Many thanks to Gábor Lengyel for spelling correction and to András Varga for info and biblio-help!