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Flávio da Fonseca

Flávio Oliveira Ribeiro da Fonseca, Brazilian zoologist (Rio de Janeiro 12 October 1900 – São Paulo 22 May 1963)

Brother of mycologist and parasitologist Olympio da Fonseca
 
 
Obtained international recognition for his studies on acarology
 
Authored about 130 works
 
Demonstrated Rickettsia brasiliensis transmission by ticks  
 
Proposed an original technique for distinguishing specifically between Leishmania sp. and Leptomonas sp. (1932)
 

Improved techniques of preparing anti-tetanus serum  and other immunotherapeutic products

 

DESCRIBED TAXA

 

DIPTERA

 

Genera

Neivamyia 1930 with Pinto

Shannoniella 1940 with Silva Ramos

Townsendmyia 1932 with Prado

 

Species

22

 

ACARI

 

Families

Dasyponyssidae 1940

Pneumophionyssidae 1940

 

Subfamily

Dasyponyssinae 1940

 

Genera

Bdellonyssus 1941

Bolivilaelaps 1940

Camerolaelaps 1960

Cavilaelaps 1937 

Dasyponyssus 1940

Edentalges 1954

Gigantoelaps 1939

Hirstesia 1948

Hirstionyssus 1948

Ischnolaelaps 1936

Ixobiodes 1934

Kolenationyssus 1948

Lepronyssoides 1943

Lobalges 1954

Mysolaelaps 1936

Neoichoronyssus 1941

Neoparalaelaps 1936

Oudemansiella 1948

Pneumophionyssus 1940

Rhinolaelaps 1960

Schistolaelaps 1960

Trombewingia 1955

Trouessalges 1954

 

Species

67

 

Protozoa

 

Genus

Muniziella 1939

Species

24

 

1 Trematoda species

 

 
 

HONORS (Acari)

Fonsecalges Fain 1962 

Fonsecia Radford 1942

Fonsecula Loomis 1966

Flavionyssus Castro 1948