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Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold


German zoologist and doctor. District physician, Heilsburg, 1831; Königsberg, 1834. Professor extraordinarius of zoology, comparative anatomy, and veterinary medicine, Erlangen, 1840; Freiburg, 1845. Professor of physiology, Breslau, 1850. Professor of physiology and comparative anatomy, Munich, 1853; of zoology and comparative anatomy, 1855. Curator, Bavarian state zoological collection, 1855. Co-founder and editor of Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie, 1848. A supporter of Darwinian transmutation theory; did research on generation, especially parthenogenesis.