Rodolfo Amando Philippi
He left his native Germany as a young man because he thought he was gravely ill and preferred to die in the mild climate of the Mediterranean region. He recovered and did considerable work there, including Abbildungen (illustrated monographs). Then he was invited to Chile by his brother Bernhard Eunom Philippi who worked for the government there. He moved to Santiago, Chile in 1851. There, he became a professor of botany and zoology and the director of the natural-history museum, and was a regular collaborator with Christian Ludwig Landbeck. Philippi described three new species of South American lizards. A species of snake, Tropidodipsas philippii, is named in his honor.
His youngest son, Federico Philippi (1838–1910), was also a zoologist and botanist.
His grandson, Rodulfo Amando Philippi Bañados (1905-1969), was also a zoologist. In zoological nomenclature, the elder is referred to as "Philippi [Krumwiede]" to distinguish him from his grandson "Philippi [Bañados]".
- Philippi RA (1836). Enumeratio molluscorum Siciliae cum viventium tum in tellure tertiaria fossilium, quae in itinere suo observavit. Vol. 1.
- Philippi RA (1844). Enumeratio molluscorum Siciliae cum viventium tum in tellure tertiaria fossilium, quae in itinere suo observavit. Vol. 2. Halle ("Halis Saxorum"): Eduard Anton. iv + 303 pp + Plates 13-28.
- Philippi RA (1871). Beschreibung einiger neuer chilenischer Insecten. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 32: 285-295.
- Philippi RA (1864). "Plantarum novarum Chilensium, inclusis quibusdam Mendocinis et Patagonicis ". Linnaea. 33: 1–308. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "Philippi". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
- Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Philippi", p. 206).
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