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William Sørensen
William Sørensen
'Sørensen, image from OmniPaper.'

Nationality

Danish

Birthplace

Jutland, Denmark

Life Span

1848-1916

Publication Span

1873-1911

William Emil Sørensen (9 April 1848, Jutland, Denmark - 29 June 1916) was a Danish arachnologist who contributed important material to the taxonomy of Opiliones in the late 19th century.

Notable contributionsEdit

Sørensen contributed seminal works on anatomy[1] and morphology[2], as well as works on Neotropical[3], Australasian[4] and Afrotropical[5] fauna.

His posthumous work edited by Henriksen (1932a[6]) was of paramount importance.

He is the creator of families Assamiidae Sørensen 1884, Epedanidae Sørensen 1886, Samoidae Sørensen 1886a, Stygnopsidae Sørensen in Henriksen 1932a, Stylocellidae Hansen & Sørensen, 1904, Triaenonychidae Sørensen 1886 and Zalmoxidae Sørensen 1886.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sørensen, W.E. (1884a) Om et par punkter af Phalangidernes anatomi. Entomologisk tidskrift, Stockholm, 5, 26–35.
  2. Sørensen, W.E. (1873) Bidrag til Phalangidernes Morphologi og Systematik samt Beskrivelse af nogle nye, herhen hørende Former [Contributions to phalangid morphology and systematics and description of some new, hither associated species]. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift, Kjøbenhavn, (3) 8, 489–525, pl. 15.
  3. Sørensen, W.E. (1884b) Opiliones Laniatores (Gonyleptides W. S. olim) Musei Hauniensis. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift, Kjøbenhavn, (series 3) 14(3), 555–646.
  4. Sørensen, W.E. (1886) Opiliones. In: Koch, L. & Keyserling, E. von (Eds.), Die Arachniden Australiens nach der Natur beschrieben und abgebildet, vol. [Theil] 2 of two volumes & atlas, 1871–1889, fascicle [Lieferung] 33. Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg, pp. 53–86, plates 5–6.
  5. Sørensen, W.E. (1910) 4. Opiliones. In: Yngve Sjöstedt (Ed.), Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen Deutsch-Ostafrikas 1905–1906, vol. 3 part 20. Arachnoidea, pp. 59–82, plate 4. Stockholm: K. Schwedische Akademie der Wissenschaften [K. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens]. 3 vols. of which vol. 3 has parts 15–22, separately paginated, in all 636 pp., 37 plates.
  6. Henriksen, K.L. (1932a) Descriptiones Laniatorum (Arachnidorum Opilionum Subordinis) fecit William Sørensen. Opus posthumum recognovit et edidit Kai L. Henriksen. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs skrifter [= Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Lettres de Danemark], København [Copenhague], Naturvidenskabelig og Mathematisk Afdeling [= Section des sciences Naturelles et mathematiques], ser. 9, 3(4), 197–422.


External resourcesEdit

OmniPaper Article on Sørensen [1]

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