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Stümpke, Harald

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of German zoologist and author Gerold Steiner (1908-2008) for his spoof exercise in imaginary zoology (see Biology), Bau und Leben Der Rhingradentia (1962 chap; trans Leigh Chadwick as The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades 1967 chap). The Rhinogrades, or snouters, are a new order of mammals discovered in Hi-yi-yi, an unknown Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, an American nuclear test destroys the archipelago, the species, and a congress of zoologists gathered to study the snouters. [JC]

Gerolf Steiner

born Strasbourg, Alsace, Germany [now France]: 22 March 1908

died 14 August 2008

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