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Georg Haas (January 19, 1905 , Vienna, Austria – September 13, 1981 Jerusalem, Israel) was an Austrian-born Israeli herpetologist, malacologist and paleontologist, one of the founders of zoological research in Israel. Haas studied zoology in the University of Vienna. In 1932 he joined the Hebrew University staff and during the next four decades Haas influenced several generations of young Israeli scientists.

Georg Haas
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Georg Haas is commemorated in the scientific names of two species of lizards, Acanthodactylus haasi and Sphenomorphus haasi,[1] and the Cretaceous legged basal snake Haasiophis.


  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Haas, G.", p. 113).

Further readingEdit

  • Werner YL (1965). "Georg Haas: On the occasion of his sixtieth birthday". Israel Journal of Zoology 14 (1–4): 5–6.
  • Werner YL (1982). "Georg Haas, 1905-1981". Copeia 1982 (2): 491–493.
  • Gans, Carl (1983). "Georg Haas, 1905-1981". American Zoologist 23: 343–346.