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Peter Wilhelm Lund

Peter Wilhelm Lund, Danish-born Brazilian naturalist and archaeologist (Copenhagen 14 June 1801 – Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais State 25 May 1880)
First cousin of famous philosopher Soren Kierkergaard  
 
 

Performed the first correct description of Decapoda crustacean heart (1825)


Described plant species Eupatorium rufescens 1836

  

First to report the existence of sambaquis in coasts and rupestrian inscriptions in caves of Brazil
 
Discovered Lagoa Santa Man (1843)
 
 

DESCRIBED  ANIMALIA TAXA

Hymenoptera

Genera (1831)

Ancylognathus

Condylodon

Crematogaster

Dolicherus

Dolichoderus

Pseudomyrmex

Valid Fossil Mammalia

Genera

Leptotherium 1838

Ocnotherium 1842

Protopithecus 1838

Smilodon 1842

Species

32

Valid Living Mammalia

Genera

Phyllomys 1839

Speothos 1839

Species

Calomys expulsus 1841

Carterodon sulcidens 1841

Didelphis albiventris 1840

Lycalopex vetulus 1842

Marmosops incanus 1840 

Necromys lasiurus 1840

Oryzomys laticeps 1840

Phyllomys brasiliensis 1839

Rhipidomys masacalis 1840

Speothos venaticus 1839

Thrichomys apereoides 1839

Subspecies

Cabassous unicinctus squamicaudis 1845

Speothos venaticus venaticus 1839

Trinomys setosus elegans 1841

Thrichomys apereoides apereoides 1839
 
 

HONORS

Lundia A. DC 1838 (Bignoniaceae)

Lundiella Carvalho 1951 (Hemiptera)

Lundomys Voss & Carleton 1993 (Mammalia)