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Antonio Raimondi

Giovanni Antonio Raimondi, Italian-born Peruvian naturalist and geographer (Milano 19 September 1824 – San Pedro de Lloc, La Libertad Dept 26 October 1890)



Authored over 150 works

Discovered new species of marine invertebrates in central and southern portions of Peru

Discovered 80 new plant species

Collected 31 000 specimens between animals, plants, rocks, minerals and ethnographic material being 2000 mollusks, 4000 insects and 2665 birds


DESCRIBED

Plantae

Species

Chloraea undulata ex Colunga 1857

Culcitium discolor ex Herrera 1921

Verbena stachys 1913

Mineral

Sideronatrite (1878)

Huantajayite (1876) variety 

Tarapacaite (1878)

Malinowskite (1876) variety

Arequipite (1878)

Cuprochalcite (1872)


Described archaeological site of Chavín de Huantar


Conceived a method to recognize the presence of lead sulfate or anglesite employing a sodium chloride solution (1873) and a rapid test for determination of tourmalines employing hydrofluoric acid  



HONORS

Raimondia Safford 1913 (Annonaceae)

Neoraimondia Britton & Rose 1920 (Cactaceae)

Raimondiceras Spath 1924 (Fossil Mollusca)



LINKS

www.dicionariobiograficoecuador.com/tomo/tomo17/r1.htm

www.museoraimondi.org.pe/documentos/quimico-maldonado-diosdeguevara.doc

http://www.museoraimondi.org.pe/raimondi.htm