|Uterus of the mulita (Dasypus hybridus) with 9 identical|
embryos. From Fernandez Morph Jahrb 1909; 39:302-333
|Arrangement of fetal membranes in the mulita (Dasypus hybridus).|
From Fernandez Morph Jahrb 1909; 39:302-333
|Hermann von Ihering (1850-1930)|
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Hermann von Ihering´s principal area of expertise was mollusks. He also became an expert on the birds of the State of Sao Paulo, of which he observed 695 species and subspecies. For my Brazilian readers there is an excellent recent biography by Hitoshi Nomura (open access here). It lists 338 of his publications.
His son Rodolpho von Ihering (1883-1939) was also a zoologist. He was appointed vice director of Museu Paulista, which led to the accusation of nepotism that was to force Hermann's resignation. Rodolpho was an expert on fish and is credited with founding Brazilian pisciculture with stations at Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul and Pirassununga, S.P.
References: Biol Zentralblatt 1886; 6:532-9 and Arch Physiol 1886; pp. 443-50