Konstantin Satunin

Konstantin Alekseevich Satunin (20 May 1863–10 November 1915) was a Russian zoologist who studied and described many mammals found in Russia and Central Asia.

Konstantin Satunin
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Born20 May 1863
Yaroslavl, Russian empire
Died10 November 1915
Mtskheta, Georgia
Known forHis research on the mammals of Russia and Central Asia
Scientific career
InstitutionsCaucasus Sericultural Station
Author abbrev. (zoology)Satunin

Satunin graduated from Moscow University in 1890. From 1893 he worked at a sericulture station in the Caucasus. He became a senior specialist at the Department of Agriculture in 1907, concentrating on applied zoology and hunting in the Caucasus. He continued in this post until his death in 1915. He principally studied the mammals of Russia and Central Asia, and was responsible for describing many new species. He published many works on the fauna of the Caucasus, mainly in the field of mammalogy but also entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, ornithology, sericulture, zoogeography, game management science and fishing.[1] For example, he gave descriptions of a tiger from Prishibinskoye, comparing it to a horse.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Free Dictionary
  2. ^ Geptner, V. G., Sludskij, A. A. (1972). Mlekopitajuščie Sovetskogo Soiuza. Vysšaia Škola, Moskva. (In Russian; English translation: Heptner, V.G., Sludskii, A. A., Komarov, A., Komorov, N.; Hoffmann, R. S. (1992). Mammals of the Soviet Union. Vol III: Carnivores (Feloidea). Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation, Washington DC).

Further readingEdit

  • Kozhevnikov, G. K. A. Satunin. Ornitologicheskii vestnik, 1916, no. 1.
  • Konstantin Alekseevich Satunin (1863–1915). In B. N. Mazurmovich, Vydaiushchiesia otechestvennye zoologi [The prominent Russian zoologists]. Moscow, 1960.
  • Satunin, K. A. 1914. Opredelitel’ mlekopitayushchikh Rossiiskoi Imperii [Guide to the mammals of Imperial Russia]. Tiflis, 1:1-410.
  • Satunin, K. A. Mlekopitaiushchie Kavkazskogo kraia, vols. 1–2. Tiflis, 1915–20.