Dewanand Makhan

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Dewanand Makhan, controversial entomologist, The Netherlands.

  • Willem Bilderdijkhove 19, 3438 PM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Taxon names authored

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(List may be incomplete)


  • Makhan, D. 1992: Five new Stenus species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Suriname. Brenesia, 38: 51–56.
  • Makhan, D. 1992: One new Zophobas species from Suriname, with a checklist of the Suriname species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Brenesia 37: 131–132. [Not seen] Reference page
  • Makhan, D. 1992a. Twelve new Hydrochus-species from South America (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Phegea 20(2): 95–103. full article (PDF). Reference page


  • Makhan, D. 1993: Nine new Hydrochus species from South and Central America (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 85: 65–70.


  • Makhan, D. 1994: Descriptions of a new species in a new genus, Kiransus, and five new species of Hydrochus (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Zoological studies 33(2): 160–164. [not seen] Reference page
  • Makhan, D. 1994: Thirty-five new Hydrochus species from the Old and the New World (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 86: 29–42.
  • Makhan, D. 1994: Three new Hydrodessus from Surinam (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Entomologische Berichten (Amsterdam), 54(6): 117–119.
  • Makhan, D. 1994: Two new Pterophoridae from Surinam (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterologia, 22(88): 353–355.


  • Makhan, D. 1995. Descriptions of ten new species of Hydrochus from different parts of the World (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae). Phegea 23(4): 187–193. full article (PDF). Reference page
  • Makhan, D. 1995: Descriptions of six new species of Hydrochus from South and North America (Coleoptera, Hydrochidae). Zoological studies, 34(1): 18–20.
  • Makhan, D. 1995: Two new Edaphus species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Suriname. Entomotaxonomia, 17(1): 35–37.


  • Makhan, D. 1996: Descriptions of three new species of Hydrochus (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae). Phegea, 24(4): 183–185.


  • Makhan, D. 1997: Twenty-six new Scydmaenidae species from South America (Coleoptera: Scydmaenidae). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 89: 123–136.


  • Makhan, D. 1998: One new Drymaeus species (Gastropoda: Bulimulidae) from Suriname. Brenesia, 47-48: 123–124.
  • Makhan, D. 1998: Three new genera and two new species of Hydrochidae from different parts of the world (Coleoptera). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 90: 139–150.
  • Makhan, D. 1998: A new Limnebius and a new Hydraena for Turkey (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). Phegea, 26(4): 151–154.


  • Makhan, D. 1999: Three new species of Haliplidae (Coleoptera) from China. Entomotaxonomia, 21(4): 269–274.


  • Makhan, D. 2000: Hydrochidae (Coleoptera) from North America with description of Hydrochus pajnii sp. nov. and Hydrochus yadavi sp. nov. pp. 51–53 in: Sobti, R.C.; Yadav, J.S. (eds.) Some aspects on the insight of insect biology. Narendra Publishing House, Delhi. PDF



  • Makhan, D. 2004: Hydrochidae of the world, Dryopidae and Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera). Calodema, 2: 11–26.
  • Makhan, D. 2004: Two new Hydrochidae (Coleoptera) species from the world. Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis, 4(2): 107–109.
  • Makhan, D. 2004: Ochthebius amrishi sp. nov. from central Java (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpiliensis, 4(2): 111–112.


  • Makhan, D. 2005: Four new Scydmaenidae species from Mount Jinyun, China (Coleoptera). Calodema, 3: 6–13.
  • Makhan, D. 2005: Three new Derallus species from Suriname (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Calodema, 3: 19–21.
  • Makhan, D. 2005: Helichus and Stegoelmis from Suriname (Coleoptera: Dryopidae and Elmidae). Calodema, 4: 1–4.
  • Makhan, D. 2005: Three new Zygoballus species from Suriname (Araneae: Salticidae). Calodema, 4: 10–14.
  • Makhan, D. 2005: Hydrochus brianbrowni sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae), a new American species. Baltic journal of coleopterology, 5(1): 63–65.
  • Makhan, D. 2005: Two new species of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Suriname. Revista de Biologia Neotropical, 2(2): 135–138.
  • Makhan, D. 2005: One new Edaphus and one new Tamotus species from Suriname (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Euasthetinae). Baltic journal of coleopterology, 5(1): 59–62.


  • Makhan, D. 2006: Rishaschia gen. nov. and new species of Salticidae from Suriname (Araneae). Calodema, 5: 9–18.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Haliplus rishwani Makhan, 1999, H. amrishi Makhan, 1999 and Peltodytes aschnae Makhan, 1999 are distinct Chinese species (Coleoptera: Haliplidae). Calodema, 6: 5–9.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Peckhamia soesilae sp. nov. and Chirothecia soesilae sp. nov. from Suriname (Araneae: Salticidae). Calodema, 6: 29–33.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Euconnus roepi sp. nov., a new Scydmaenidae species from Langkawi Island, Malaysia (Coleoptera). Calodema, 7: 6–7.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Synemosyna aschnae sp. nov. from Suriname (Araneae: Salticidae). Calodema, 7: 12–16.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Melittomma rishwani sp. nov., Melittomma aschnae sp. nov., Melittomma amrishi sp. nov. and Melittomma brasiliense (Castelnau, 1832) from Suriname (Coleoptera: Lymexylidae). Calodema, 7: 23–28.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Aschnarhyparus soesilae gen. et sp. nov. from Suriname (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae: Aphodiinae). Calodema, 8: 7–11.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: New genera and new species of Elmidae from Suriname (Coleoptera). Calodema, 8: 12–26.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Phiale guttata (Koch, 1846) (Araneae: Salticidae), a new record for Suriname. Calodema, 8: 27–28.
  • Makhan, D. 2006: Lithophorus soesilae sp. nov. from Suriname (Coleoptera: Bothrideridae). Calodema, 8: 35–36.










  • Jäch, M.A. 2006: Short note. Taxonomy and nomenclature threatened by D. Makhan. Koleopterologische rundschau, 76: 360. PDF
  • The editors 2007: Short note. Vandalism in taxonomy. Koleopterologische rundschau, 77: 38, 60, 146. PDF p. 38 PDF p. 60 PDF p. 146


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