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Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft


German-born zoologist. Worked in the Australian goldfields, 1852–7. Took part in an expedition to the Lower Murray and Darling Rivers in 1857; made a large natural history collection and was employed by the National Museum, Melbourne, to catalogue it. Assistant curator, Australian Museum, Sydney, 1864–74. Specialised in snakes; discovered the Queensland lungfish, Ceratodus forsteri (now Neoceratodus forsteri).


Aust. dict. biog.


Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.