German-born zoologist. Began his association with the British Museum in 1857 when he was charged with completing the museum's catalogues of amphibia, reptiles, and fish; officially joined the staff in 1862. Assistant keeper of the zoological department, 1872–5; keeper, 1875–95. Edited the Record of Zoological Literature, 1865–9. FRS 1867.
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