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Wolfgang Bucherl

Wolfgang Bucherl, German-born Brazilian zoologist and toxinologist (Haberzeigen, close to Regensburg, Lower Bavaria  27 April 1911 – São Paulo 14 January 1985)

Descendent from a German-Hungarian family 
 

Authored about 150 works

 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Developed electro stimulation for obtaining spiders and scorpions venoms

Novo processo de obtenção de veneno seco, puro de Phoneutria nigriventer (Keyserling, 1891) e titulação da DL 50 em camundongos. Mem. Inst. Butantan 25(1):153-7, 1953
 
Prepared anti Loxosceles venom  (1953)
 
Developed techniques to keep scorpions in captivity 
 
Imagined nurseries for scorpions and spiders 
 
Described poison gland of a number of scolopendrids (1946)
 

With E. Buckley edited the three volume book Venomous Animals and their Venoms by Academic Press, 1971

 

DESCRIBED TAXA

1 Arachnida subfamily Phoneutriinae (1969)
 
1 Arachnida Genus (Andibothriurus 1964)
 

5 Myriapoda Genera

Brasilophora 1939 

Brasiloscutigera 1939

Chilenarea 1942

Coxopleurotostigmus 1939

Thereuoquima 1949
 
137 Species and 25 subspecies between Arachnida and Myriapoda