Name: Zehntner, Leo
Date of birth: 1864-12-19
Place of birth: in Reigoldwil, Bâle-Champagne
Place of death: 1961
Gender: male
Specialisms: Blattoptera
Akronyms: S.Z.
Collection: He left material in many places, certainly MHNG has plenty of specimens from Java with his labels. As well as the non-insect works mentioned by Hauser, Zehntner was second author of Saussures treatment of Cockroaches for Biologia Centrali-Americana, and that is perhaps the explaination of the "S.Z." acronym.

Hauser, B. 1972: Leo Zehntner: La Sage d´un savant suisse. Musées de Genève 127, S. 3-6, B15

Hollier, A.; Hollier, J. 2013: A re-evaluation of the nineteenth-century naturalist Henri de Saussure. Archives of Natural History, London 40 (2), S. 302-319, B15:10991, pp. 309

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