03 March, 2009

Manuel Ángel González Sponga - RIP

I just recceived the sad news that the widely known Venezuelan scorpion researcher Manuel Ángel González Sponga is dead. González Sponga is specially known for his work on scorpions and harvestmen. According to Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, González Sponga described 11 new species of Opiliones, 135 scorpions, 17 chilopods, 14 spiders, 10 diplopods, 2 schizomids and 1 ricinulei during his career.

A list of
González Sponga's works and the taxa he has described can be found in Wikipedia.


Jan Ove Rein
The Scorpion Files (editor)

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