Peter Forsskål

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Peter Forsskål, (born 1732 in Helsinki, Sweden (now Finland), dead 1763 in Yarim, Qasimid State (now Yemen)), was a Swedish explorer, naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus.

Standard IPNI form (botany): Forssk.
Author abbreviation (zoology): Forsskål

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  • Forsskål, P.S. 1776. Icones rerum naturalium, quas in itinere orientali depingi curavit Petrus Forskål [sic]. Copenhagen, 43 pls. Reference page. 

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