This Day in History: 1860-03-07

Jean Baptiste François René Koehler (1860 – 1931) was born on this day. He was a French zoologist, Professor at the University of Lyon, elected as president of the Société zoologique de France (1911). Worked on isopods, echinoderms, and molluscs. Amongst his other publications he wrote the echinoderm volume in the ongoing series Faune de France.

Koehler appears to have been remarkably productive naming as many as 1200 taxa over his career, he is honoured in the name of at least one genus, Koehleria, and in the names of around 56 species under koehleri.