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Juhani Ojasti

Juhani Ojasti, Finnish-born Venezuelan ecologist (Viipuri, today Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast 12 April 1934 –

Recognized as expert in the management and exploitation of wild fauna mainly capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) and Orinoco turtle (Podocnemis expansa)

Authored about 80 papers and book chapters, 21 technical reports and 7 books

Performed biological, ecological and systematical studies on Venezuelan mammalians

With H. Heatwole & A. Maldonado. A trapping method for capturing lizards. Herpetologica 20:212-3, 1964

DESCRIBED MAMMALIA TAXA

Species

Dasyprocta guamara 1972

Lonchorhina orinocensis 1971 with Linares

Subspecies

Pteronotus parnellii paraguanensis 1974 with Linares

Dasyprocta punctata zuliae 1972