Anselmo Pardo Alcaide

Anselmo Pardo Alcaide (1913–1977) was a Spanish entomologist.

Anselmo Pardo
Born
Anselmo Pardo Alcaide

(1913-09-18)18 September 1913
Died20 July 1977(1977-07-20) (aged 63)
Córdoba, Spain
NationalitySpanish
AwardsCivil Order of Alfonso X the Wise
Scientific career
FieldsEntomology

CareerEdit

Throughout his life he combined his work as a teacher with his entomological studies. He published his first scientific paper in 1936, at 23 years of age, in which he described his first species new to science, Aphodius ambrosi (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in northern Morocco. This article was followed by another 79, in which he described another 145 taxa, mostly Pardo Alcaide became a world authority in families and Melyridae Meloidae- Malachiinae.

He made numerous scientific missions where he collected specimens for study that were particularly important in different regions of Morocco.[1]

RecognitionEdit

In 1978 he received posthumously the degree of Commander of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise in recognition of his scientific achievements. In 1979 he gave his name to a new school opened in Melilla, the College of Education and Primary Anselmo Pardo.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ López Colón, José Ignacio; Baena, Manuel (2005). Anselmo Pardo Alcaide. Una vida dedicada a la entomología. Melilla: Consejería de Cultura, Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla. D.L. ML-05/2005.
  2. ^ "ORDEN de 18 de junio de 1979 sobre creación, ampliación, transformación, etc., de unidades de Educación Preescolar en las provincias de Alicante, Cádiz, Madrid, Málaga, Melilla, Murcia, Oviedo, Las Palmas y Pontevedra" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (200): 19574–19575. 21 August 1979.