|Born||20 May 1863|
Yaroslavl, Russian empire
|Died||10 November 1915|
|Known for||His research on the mammals of Russia and Central Asia|
|Institutions||Caucasus 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. For example, he gave descriptions of a tiger from Prishibinskoye, comparing it to a horse.
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