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Carl Hunstein

Carl Hunstein (1843 – March 13, 1888) was a German ornithologist and plant collector.

Hunstein was born in Homberg, Germany. He emigrated to America, then relocated to New Zealand. From 1885 until his death, he was employed by the German New Guinea Company.[1]

He was a successful discoverer of new species of birds-of-paradise, such as the:

Hunstein died when a tsunami, caused by a submarine volcano, hit the coast of New Britain of the Bismarck Archipelago.[6][7]

He is commemorated in New Guinea by the Hunstein Mountains and the Hunstein Forest, and in plants and animals including the Hunstein's mannikin (Lonchura hunsteini), Cyathea hunsteiniana and Araucaria hunsteinii.[8][9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors
  2. ^ Biodiversity Mongabay Archived December 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Epimachus meyeri
  3. ^ Biodiversity Mongabay Archived December 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Astrapia stephaniae
  4. ^ Beautyofbirds, formerly Avianweb Paradisaea rudolph
  5. ^ Flora Fauna News Paradisaea guilielmi
  6. ^ "TIDAL WAVE AT NEW BRITAIN". The Brisbane Courier. Vol. XLIV, no. 9, 422. Queensland, Australia. 27 March 1888. p. 5. Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "The Brisbane Courier". The Brisbane Courier. Vol. XLIV, no. 9, 422. Queensland, Australia. 27 March 1888. p. 4. Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ Andrew J. Marshall; Bruce M. Beehler (2007). Ecology of Indonesian Papua Part One. Periplus Editions (HK) Limited. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7946-0393-9.
  9. ^ Aljos Farjon (2010). A Handbook of the World's Conifers (2 Vols.). BRILL. p. 202. ISBN 978-90-04-17718-5.
  10. ^ Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1906). Birds. p. 394.


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