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172 Hagen Hagen’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys hageni Jentink, 1888 White-striped Dorcopsis Dorcopsis hageni Heller, 1897 [Alt. Greater Forest Wallaby] Dr. Bernhard Hagen (1853–1919) was a German physician and amateur natural historian. After studying medicine at Munich University he was employed by a planting company in Sumatra, during which time he made some collecting expeditions accumulating mostly zoological specimens. In 1893 he was employed by the Astrolabe Company in New Guinea. In 1895 he returned to Germany but is known to have visited New Guinea again in 1905, along with his wife. Between 1897 and 1904 he was a section head at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, where he founded the Ethnology Department. He published widely on zoology, geography, and ethnography . He is also commemorated in the fern Asplenium hagenii. The squirrel occurs in Sumatra and Borneo. The wallaby is found in northern New Guinea. Hagenbeck Hagenbeck’s Rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis G. Fischer, 1814 [Alt. Sumatran Rhinoceros] Hagenbeck’s Mangabey Cercocebus hagenbecki Lydekker, 1900 [Alt. Agile Mangabey; Syn. C. agilis MilneEdwards , 1886] John Hagenbeck (1866–1940) was the halfbrother of Carl Hagenbeck (1844–1913), the great animal dealer and zoo owner. John was 20whenhefirstvisitedCeylon(nowSriLanka), and he settled there in 1891. He started capturing and dealing in animals, and was soon able to expand his interests and buy a number of tea plantations. The outbreak of WW1 in 1914 saw all his property confiscated, and he had to flee to Germany, returning to Colombo after the war was over. In the late 1920s he started a menagerie, and this became the nucleus of the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. The outbreak of WW2 in 1939 meant that he was interned as an enemy alien in a camp, where he died in 1940. In addition to his activities in Ceylon he had a base in Sumatra from 1898. At some stage, probably in 1899, he came across the tracks of a rhinoceros in the jungle; it was a female with her calf. Unfortunately someone shot the mother, and the local “helpers” rushed to cut off its valuable horn; the fact that only one horn is mentioned has led to suspicions that the animal was a Javan Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus (which also occurred on Sumatra at that time). The female calf was captured and kept in Hagenbeck’s camp. After three months he sold her to the Madras Zoological Gardens, where 14 years later she was still alive, as evidenced by Colonel S. Flower (q.v.), who identi- fied her as being a Sumatran Rhinoceros. (Flower certainly had enough expertise to tell the two species apart.) The mangabey, described in 1900 from a specimen brought into captivity, was named in honor of Carl Hagenbeck , but it is now known to be a junior synonym of Cercocebus agilis, which comes from Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon east to DRC (Zaire) north of the Congo River. H 173 Haggard, J. G. Haggard’s Oribi Ourebia ourebi haggardi Thomas, 1895 John George Haggard (1850–1908) was a naval officer who became a career diplomat. In 1883 he was appointed to be the British Vice Consul at Lamu, Kenya, where he collected the type specimen of this antelope subspecies. He subsequently served in British Consulates in Zanzibar , Brest (France), Trieste (Italy), Noumea (New Caledonia), and Malaga (Spain). He was a brother of Sir William Henry Doveton Haggard (see below). The oribi is found in coastal Kenya and southern Somalia. Haggard, W. H. D. Haggard’s Leaf-eared Mouse Phyllotis haggardi Thomas, 1898 Sir William Henry Doveton Haggard (1846– 1926) was a distinguished British diplomat who served for many years in various South American countries, including as British Minister and Consul General at Quito, Ecuador, and at Rio de Janeiro. His younger brothers were Sir Henry Rider Haggard, the novelist who is famous for stories such as King Solomon’s Mines and She, and John George Haggard (see above). Thomas writes, “At the request of Mr. Söderstr öm I have named it in honour of Mr. W. H. D. Haggard, Her Majesty’s Minister at Caracas, to whose kindness he has been at various times indebted.” The mouse is endemic to the Andes of central Ecuador and was first collected by Ludovic Söderström. Hahn Hahn’s Short-tailed Bat Carollia subrufa Hahn, 1905 [Alt. Grey Short-tailed Bat] Dr. Walter Louis Hahn (d. 1911) was an American naturalist and schoolmaster. He appears to have operated mainly in the USA, probably...

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ISBN
9780801895333
Related ISBN
9780801893049
MARC Record
OCLC
593239356
Pages
592
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
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