Ernst Schwarz

Intro German zoologist
A.K.A. Schwarz
Was Scientist Biologist Zoologist Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 1 December 1889, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Death 23 September 1962, Bethesda, USA (aged 72 years)
Star sign Sagittarius

Ernst Schwarz (1 December 1889 – 23 September 1962) was a German zoologist, mammalogist, and herpetologist. Schwarz was born in Frankfurt and studied zoology in Munich. He worked at the Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt and the Zoological Museum in Berlin. In 1929 he became professor of Zoology at the University of Greifswald. He worked at the Natural History Museum in London from 1933 to 1937, when he moved to the United States. He specialised in great ape species. He is often credited with having discovered the Bonobo in 1928. Schwarz also studied amphibians and reptiles, especially European and Mediterranean vipers. The standard author abbreviation Schwarz is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a zoological name.

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