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Juan Ignacio Molina

Juan Ignacio Molina Gonzalez, Italian / Chilean naturalist, jesuit, geographer and historian  (Villa Alegre, Linares Province, Maule Region 24 June 1740 – Imola, Bologna Province 12 September 1829)


Authored Ensayo sobre la Historia Natural de Chile (1782) translated into many languages


DESCRIBED VALID TAXA  

Plantae

Genera

Colliguaja 1782

Crinodendron 1782

Gevuina 1782

Madia 1782

Maytenus 1782

Peumus 1807

Pitavia 1810

Puya 1782

Quillaja 1782

Quinchamalium 1782

Sassia 1782

Tara 1810

Thuraria 1782

Species

About 60

VERTEBRATA

Mammalia (1782)

Species

Conepatus chinga

Galictis cuja

Hippocamelus bisulcus

Lagidium viscacia

Leopardus colocolo

Leopardus guigna

Lutra felina

Lycalopex culpaeus

Myocastor coypus

Octodon degus

Pudu puda

Scalacopus cyanus

Vicugna vicugna

Subspecies

Conepatus chinga chinga

Galictis cuja cuja

Lagidium viscacia viscacia

Leopardus colocolo colocolo

Leopardus guigna guigna

Lycalopex culpaeus culpaeus

Myocastor coypus coypus

Puma concolor puma

Scalacopus cyanus cyanus

Aves (1782)

Genus

Phytotoma

Species

Athene cunicularia

Carduelis barbata

Chloephaga hybrida

Chrysomus tilius

Colaptes pitius

Coscoroba coscoroba

Curaeus curaeus

Cygnus melanocoryphus

Diuca diuca

Egretta thula

Metriopelia melanoptera

Mimus thenca

Pelecanus thagus

Phoenicopterus chilensis

Phytotoma rara

Picoides lignarius

Sturnella loyca

Vanellus chilensis

Subspecies

Athene cunicularia cunicularia

Cathartes aura jota

Chloephaga hybrida hybrida

Chrysomus tilius tilius

Curaeus curaeus curaeus

Diuca diuca diuca

Egretta thula thula

Metriopelia melanoptera melanoptera

Sturnella loyca loyca

Vanellus chilensis chilensis

Reptilia

Phymaturus palluma 1782

Amphibia

Rhinella arunco 1782

Pisces

Diplomystes chilensis 1782

Mugiloides chilensis 1782

INVERTEBRATA

Genus

Pyura (Tunicata)

Species

Anthaxia maulica 1782 (Coleoptera)

Aulacomya atra 1782 (Mollusca)

Austromegabalanus psittacus 1788 (Crustacea)

Bothriurus chilensis 1782 (Arachnida)

Cancer setosus 1782 (Crustacea)

Castnia psittacus 1788 (Lepidoptera)

Chloromytilus chorus 1782 (Mollusca)

Cryphiops caementarius 1782 (Crustacea)

Ctenoderus maulicus 1782 (Coleoptera)

Ensis macha 1782 (Mollusca)

Hagnagora ceraria 1782 (Lepidoptera)

Hesperocharis leucothea 1782 (Lepidoptera)

Leukoma thaca 1782 (Mollusca)

Lithodes santolla 1782 (Crustacea)

Loxechinus albus 1782 (Echinodermata)

Paraphysa scrofa 1788 (Arachnida)

Pholas chiloensis 1782 (Mollusca)

Pyura chilensis 1782 (Tunicata)

Tetrapygus niger 1782 (Echinodermata) 

Tipula moschifera 1782 (Diptera)


HONORS

Molinia Schrank 1789 (Poaceae)

Molinaea Commerson ex A.L. Jussieu 1789 (Sapindaceae)

Neomolina Hellwig 1993 (Asteraceae)

Molinaranea Mello Leitão 1940 (Arachnida)

Molinella Navas 1910 (Neuroptera)