ⓘ Knud Andersen, mammalogist. Towards the end of the 19th century, Andersen first worked as an ornithologist and ran field studies on the Faroe Islands. In 1901 F ..

                                     

ⓘ Knud Andersen (mammalogist)

Towards the end of the 19th century, Andersen first worked as an ornithologist and ran field studies on the Faroe Islands. In 1901 Ferdinand I awarded him an appointment at the Zoological Museum of Sofia. Due to his frustration with the working conditions, he gave up this position. In 1904, he was hired by the British Museum to research bats in the Pacific, in South-East Asia and in Queensland. He was especially interested in the genus Flying Fox and Horseshoe bats, of which he described 15 new species. He published 13 scientific papers on the South-East Asian Horseshoe bats. His most famous work was his Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the Collection of the British Museum, which is considered one of the most extensive works on flying foxes. Andersen was elected fellow of the Zoological Society of London ZSL in 1909.

In 1918 he mysteriously disappeared; his body has never been found.

                                     

1. Dedicated taxa

Rhinolophus anderseni 1909 by Angel Cabrera; no longer a valid taxon, the subspecies anderseni and aequalis are today considered synonyms of the species Rhinolophus arcuatus and Rhinolophus acuminatus. Dobsonia anderseni 1914 by Oldfield Thomas, Artibeus anderseni 1916 by Wilfred Hudson Osgood.

                                     

2. Selected publications

  • Sysselmand H.C. Muller’s haandskrevne optegnelser om Færooerne Fugle with Hans Christopher Muller, 1901
  • On the determination of age in bats, 1917
  • Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the collection of the British Museum, Volume 1, Megachiroptera, 2nd ed. British Museum Natural History, London. 1912.
  • Diomedea melanophrys, boende paa Færoerne, 1894 English: Diomedea melanophrys in the Faroe Islands, 1895
  • Meddelelser om faeroernes Fugle med saerligt Hensyn til Nolso, efter skriftlige Oplysninger with P.F. Petersen, 1894
                                     

3. Species described by Knud Andersen

  • Nycteris woodi K. Andersen 1914
  • Hipposideros nequam K. Andersen 1918
  • Artibeus hirsutus K. Andersen 1906
  • Rhinolophus subrufus K. Andersen 1905
  • Nycteris major" K. Andersen 1912
  • Rhinolophus monoceros K. Andersen 1905
  • Rhinolophus eloquens K. Andersen 1905
  • Pteropus speciosus K. Andersen 1908
  • Rhinolophus sinicus K. Andersen 1905
  • Hipposideros pomona K. Andersen 1918
  • Nycteris aurita K. Andersen 1912
  • Hipposideros beatus K. Andersen 1906
  • Pteropus lylei K. Andersen 1908
  • Nycteris nana K. Andersen 1912
  • Pteropus yapensis K. Andersen 1908
  • Pteropus pelewensis K. Andersen 1908
  • Mormopterus doriae K. Andersen 1907
  • Pteropus cognatus K. Andersen 1908
  • Rhinolophus sedulus K. Andersen 1905
  • Nyctimene cyclotis K. Andersen 1910
  • Rhinolophus nereis K. Andersen 1905
  • Rhinolophus robinsoni K. Andersen 1918
  • Rhinolophus darlingi K. Andersen 1905
  • Dobsonia inermis K. Andersen 1909
  • Dobsonia crenulata K. Andersen 1909
  • Rousettus celebensis K. Andersen 1907
  • Nycteris gambiensis K. Andersen 1912
  • Macroglossus sobrinus K. Andersen 1911
  • Rhinolophus madurensis K. Andersen 1918
  • Pteropus pilosus K. Andersen 1908
  • Rhinolophus virgo K. Andersen 1905
  • Eonycteris major K. Andersen 1910
  • Dobsonia praedatrix K. Andersen 1909
  • Nycteris tragata K. Andersen 1912
  • Rhinolophus stheno K. Andersen 1905
  • Acerodon humilis K. Andersen 1909
  • Nyctimene minutus K. Andersen 1910
  • Rhinolophus thomasi K. Andersen 1905
  • Rhinolophus celebensis K. Andersen 1905
  • Rhinolophus simulator K. Andersen 1904
  • Rhinolophus inops K. Andersen 1905
  • Pteralopex anceps K. Andersen 1909
  • Dobsonia exoleta K. Andersen 1909
  • Nyctimene certans K. Andersen 1912
  • Artibeus aztecus K. Andersen 1906
  • Rhinolophus cognatus K. Andersen 1906
  • Rhinolophus shortridgei K. Andersen 1918
  • Hipposideros dinops K. Andersen 1905
  • Pteropus intermedius K. Andersen 1908