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Lauro Travassos

Lauro Travassos, Brazilian helminthologist and entomologist (Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro State 02 July 1890 – Rio de Janeiro 20 March 1970)



Recognized as one of the world’s foremost helminthologists in his day 


Authored over 537 scientific works being 436 papers (314 helminthology & 122 entomology)


Introduced innovations in research methodology of helminthology and entomology


Developed a liquid for keeping inner structures of Lepidoptera and other pin mounted arthropods (1950)


Eponym of Travassos fixative solution for helminths


First to report of a case of feline dirofilariasis independently of Riley (1922)

Notas helminthologicas. Brazil Medico 35(2-6):67, 1921


DESCRIBED (may be incomplete)

Trematoda

Genera

91

Trematoda

Genera

61

Acanthocephala

Genera

Hamania 1915

Lueheia 1921

Micracanthorhynchus 1917

Moniliformis 1915

Oligacanthorhynchus 1915

Oncicola 1916

Pardalis 1917

Polyacanthorhynchus 1920

Lepidoptera

Family

Disschematidae 1951 with Travassos Filho

Genera

Adelowalkeria 1940 with May

Almeidaia 1937

Actiarpia 1951

Arpiella 1958

Ciattia 1965 with Noronha

Citioica 1965 with Noronha

Dacunju 1965 with Noronha

Euceriodes 1961

Gabi 1965 with Noronha

Kanzia 1965 with Noronha

Lepidoiticicia 1958

Lepidokirbyia 1944

Lepidoneiva 1940

Lepidozikania 1949

Oiticella 1965

Pseudotessellarctia 1949

Rhina 1954

Xanthoarctia 1951

Species (Helminths)

At least 283



HONORS

Genera

Travassosula Michener 1949 (Lepidoptera)

Travassocoris Wygodzinsky 1947 (Hemiptera)

Prototravassosia Artigas & Unti 1938 (Protozoa: Ciliata)

Travtrema Pereira 1929 (Trematoda)

Travassostrema Rebecq 1962 (Trematoda)

Laurotanypus Oliveira, Messias & Silva Vasconcelos 1992 (Diptera)

Travassophora Borgmeier 1938 (Diptera)

Nematoda  

Travassosinema Rao 1958

Lauroia Proença 1938

Lauronema Almeida 1938

Laurostrongylus Durette-Desset & Chabaud 1992

Trichotravassosia Lent & Freitas 1938

Traklosia Bernard & Phillips 2015

Travnema Pereira 1938

Travassosius Khalil 1922

Travassostrongylus Orloff 1933

Travassosnema Costa, Moreira & Oliveira 1991  

Travassosascaris Sprent 1978

Travassallodapa López-Neyra 1945

Travassozolaimus Vigueras 1938

Subgenera

Travanyssus Castro 1948 (Acari)

Travassosisca Lopes 1992 (Diptera)


HONOURS

Prix D’Esportes, Academie de Medecine de Paris (1944)