Carl Friedrich Bruch

Carl Friedrich Bruch (March 11, 1789 – December 21, 1857) was a German ornithologist. He was the younger brother of bryologist Philipp Bruch (1781–1847).[1]

Bruch was born in Zweibrücken. Up until 1855, he worked as a notary in Mainz. He was the author of numerous articles in the journals Isis and Journal für Ornithologie.[1] He was a catalyst towards the establishment of the Rheinische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (1834).[2]

In 1828, he proposed a system of trinomial nomenclature for species, in contrast to the binomial system of Carl Linnaeus.[citation needed] The following are a list of ornithological species described by Bruch:


  1. ^ a b ADB:Bruch, Carl Friedrich @ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ Uni Mainz Rheinische Naturforschende Gesellschaft
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2016-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) ITIS Search Results