Johann Reinhold Forster

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Johann Reinhold Forster

Johann Reinhold Forster (1729–1798), German naturalist (botany, entomology, ornithology and ichthyology) of Scottish descent. Father of Johann Georg Adam Forster.

IPNI standard form: J.R.Forst.

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  • Forster, J.R. 1770. A catalogue of British insects. Warrington, printed by William Eyres. 16 pp. BHL


  • Forster, J.R. 1771. Novae species insectorum. Centuria I. T. Davies et B. White, Londini. viii + 100 pp. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.152194 Open access. BHL. Reference page
  • Forster, J.R. 1771. A catalogue of the animals of North America: containing, an enumeration of the known quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, crustaceous and testaceous animals ... to which are added short directions for collecting, preserving, and transporting, all kinds of natural history curiosities. B. White, London. 43 pp. BHL
  • Forster, J.R. 1771. Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or a Catalogue of the Plants of North America. B. White & T. Davies, London. 51 pp. BHL




  • Enchiridion Historiae Naturali: [1].


  • Forster, J.R. 1795. Faunula Indica id est catalogus animalium Indiae Orientalis quae hactenus naturae curiosis innotuerunt: i-iii, 1-36.— Halae ad Salam.

Publications posthum[edit]

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  • Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. 1801. M.E. Blochii, Systema ichthyologiae iconibus cx illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit Jo. Gottlob Schneider, Saxo. Berolini. Sumtibus Auctoris Impressum et Bibliopolio Sanderiano Commissum. i–lx + 1–584, Pls. 1–110. BHL Reference page


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