C. A. E. Matzek

Carol. Anton. Epiph. Matzek (5 February 1810, Sośnicowice (German: Kieferstädtel), Lower Silesia – after 1839) was a Prussian entomologist, who described several species of Nicrophorus (burying beetles).[1] As binomial authority, he is called "Matzek".

Little is known of him. He studied at the University of Breslau, where his inaugural dissertation was accepted by the Faculty of Philosophy in 1839. The name under which he published is a Latinised version of a German name; which may itself be a germanised version of a Polish birth name. (The German name "Matsek" is pronounced in similar fashion to the Polish name "Maczek".) As a result of the border adjustments which followed World War II, both his birthplace and the place where he studied (modern Wrocław) are in present-day Poland.

Species describedEdit

He described the following species, all in 1839:[2]


  1. ^ Pretzsch, Karl (1905). Verzeichnis der Breslauer Universitätsschriften 1811-1885 (in German). Breslau: W. G. Korn. p. 178. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ Matzek, Carol. Anton. Epiph. (February 1839). "Necrophororum monographiae part 1". Phil. Diss. (in German). Breslau. 6.