This Day In History: 1882-05-03


Carl Fredrik Lindemann Dons (1882 – 1949) was born on this day.
He was a Norwegian marine biologist. Dons was zoological curator at the Tromsø Museum from 1909, curator at the Museum in Trondheim (1920), then head of the biological station (1931). Mainly interested in decapod crustaceans, but published on several groups of marine fauna.

Dons described around 80 taxa and is honoured in the names of c. 44 taxa including the names of species under donsi and donsitarvae.