Allan Riverstone McCulloch (20 June 1885 – 1 September 1925) was a prominent Australian ichthyologist. Born in Sydney, Australia, McCulloch began his scientific career at the age of 13 as an unpaid assistant to Edgar Ravenswood Waite in the Australian Museum there; Waite encouraged McCulloch to study zoology. Three years later, he was employed as a "mechanical assistant", and five years after that, as curator of fishes, a post he held until his death.

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  • Allan Riverstone McCulloch (* 20. Juni 1885 in Concord, einem westlichen Vorort von Sydney; † 1. September 1925 in Honolulu) war ein australischer Zoologe. Er ist der Sohn des Barristers Herbert Riverstone McCulloch und seiner Frau Ella Maude. McCulloch interessierte sich von früher Kindheit an für die Zoologie und begann bereits im Alter von 13 Jahren als unbezahlte Hilfskraft im Australian Museum in Sydney zu arbeiten. Drei Jahre später wurde er technischer Assistent und fünf Jahre danach Kurator der Fischabteilung des Museums, eine Stelle, die er bis zu seinem Tode im Jahr 1925 innehatte. Er war ein besessener Sammler und publizierte eine Reihe wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten, darunter viele Erstbeschreibungen. Nach seiner ersten Veröffentlichung im Jahr 1906 verging kein Jahr ohne wichtige wissenschaftliche Publikation. Insgesamt schrieb er bis zu seinem Tod über 100 Arbeiten, viele davon mit seinen eigenen Illustrationen versehen. Er nahm an mehreren Forschungsreisen teil, die ihn nach Queensland, Lord Howe Island, Neuguinea sowie auf viele pazifische Inseln und an das Great Barrier Reef führten. Sein Hauptinteresse galt dabei den Fischen, er hatte aber von 1905 bis 1921 ebenso die Leitung der Krustazeensammlung am Australian Museum inne. Er schrieb mehrere wichtige Arbeiten über Zehnfußkrebse. McCullochs nahezu hektische Forschungstätigkeit scheint jedoch seine Gesundheit angegriffen zu haben. Er musste aus gesundheitlichen Gründen beurlaubt werden, starb aber wenige Monate später 1925 in Honolulu. Er hinterließ eine Sammlung, die letztlich 40.000 Arten umfasste. Viele seiner Arbeiten wurden erst nach seinem Tod veröffentlicht, darunter die Ergebnisse seiner Reise auf dem Forschungsschiff „Endeavour“, in denen er zahlreiche neue Arten beschrieb. Der amerikanische Zoologe David Starr Jordan bezeichnete ihn als „die größte Autorität für die Fische in der südlichen Hemisphäre“. Ihm zu Ehren wurde ein Gedenkstein auf Lord Howe Island errichtet. Er war Mitglied der örtlichen Linné-Gesellschaft und der Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. (de)
  • Alan Riverstone McCulloch est un zoologiste australien, né le 20 juin 1885 à Sydney et mort le 1er septembre 1925 à Honolulu. Il devient à 13 ans assistant bénévole au Muséum australien. Trois ans plus tard, il est embauché comme assistant mécanicien et cinq ans plus tard comme conservateur des poissons, fonction qu’il conserve jusqu’à sa mort. Il fait paraître de plus de cent publications scientifiques, la première datant de 1906. Il réalise lui-même ses illustrations. Il voyage dans le Queensland, l’île de Lord Howe, en Nouvelle-Guinée, sur la Grande barrière de corail et dans de nombreuses îles de l’océan Pacifique. Si la plupart des recherches de McCulloch concernent les poissons, il a également en charge la collection de crustacés de 1905 à 1921 et fait paraître plusieurs importants travaux sur les décapodes. Sa collection était riche de 40 000 spécimens. David Starr Jordan (1851-1931) le tient pour le meilleur spécialiste des poissons de l’hémisphère sud. Un monument à sa mémoire a été érigé sur l’île de Lord Howe. (fr)
  • Allan Riverstone McCulloch (20 June 1885 – 1 September 1925) was a prominent Australian ichthyologist. Born in Sydney, Australia, McCulloch began his scientific career at the age of 13 as an unpaid assistant to Edgar Ravenswood Waite in the Australian Museum there; Waite encouraged McCulloch to study zoology. Three years later, he was employed as a "mechanical assistant", and five years after that, as curator of fishes, a post he held until his death. McCulloch collected and published prolifically; from his first paper in 1906 (published in Records of the Australian Museum), no year passed without his making a contribution to science, and he wrote over 100 original papers in all, many including his own illustrations. McCulloch travelled widely for his collections, including trips to Queensland, Lord Howe Island, New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef and various Pacific islands. His major research interest was in fish, but he was also given the responsibility of the crustacean collection from 1905 to 1921, and he wrote several significant papers on decapods. In 1922 McCulloch journeyed through Papua with Captain Frank Hurley. In 1922 his Check List of Fishes and Fish-like Animals of New South Wales was published by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. McCulloch's hectic schedule seems to have damaged his health, and he was forced to spend a year off work for his health's sake. He died, however, on Honolulu in 1925. His collection ultimately included over 40,000 specimens, and he was considered "the greatest authority on fish in the southern hemisphere" (David Starr Jordan). A monument to his memory stands on Lord Howe Island. In 1930, A Check List of the Fishes Recorded from Australia, edited by Gilbert P. Whitley from McCulloch's materials was published as Memoir V of the Australian museum of Sydney. (en)
  • Nacque a Sydney e iniziò la sua carriera scientifica all'età di 13 anni, come assistente non retribuito di Edgar Ravenswood Waite presso il Museo Australiano della città natale; Waite lo incoraggiò nello studio della zoologia. Tre anni dopo venne assunto come «assistente meccanico» e altri cinque anni dopo divenne curatore dei pesci, impiego che mantenne fino alla morte. McCulloch fu un prolifico collezionista e pubblicatore; a partire dal suo primo lavoro del 1906 (pubblicato nei Records of the Australian Museum), non passò un anno senza un suo contributo alla scienza e scrisse in tutto più di 100 lavori originali, molti dei quali illustrati da lui stesso. Per ingrandire le sue collezioni viaggiò moltissimo, raggiungendo il Queensland, l'isola di Lord Howe, la Nuova Guinea, la Grande Barriera Corallina e varie isole del Pacifico. Oggetto principale dei suoi studi furono i pesci, ma tra il 1905 e il 1921 fu anche responsabile della collezione di crostacei e scrisse alcune opere significative sui decapodi. Nel 1922 viaggiò attraverso il Papua con il Capitano Frank Hurley. Nello stesso anno la Società Zoologica Reale del Nuovo Galles del Sud pubblicò la sua Check List of Fishes and Fish-like Animals of New South Wales. L'intenso lavoro di McCulloch sembra che avesse danneggiato la sua salute, dal momento che fu costretto a trascorrere un anno lontano dagli studi per motivi di salute. Ciononostante, nel 1925 morì a Honolulu. In tutto la sua collezione comprendeva oltre 40.000 esemplari e David Starr Jordan lo considerò «il più grande esporto di pesci dell'emisfero australe». A Lord Howe venne eretto un monumento in sua memoria. Nel 1930 venne pubblicata l'imponente A Check List of the Fishes Recorded from Australia, edita da Gilbert P. Whitley a partire da materiali scritti da McCulloch stesso. (it)
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  • Allan Riverstone McCulloch (20 June 1885 – 1 September 1925) was a prominent Australian ichthyologist. Born in Sydney, Australia, McCulloch began his scientific career at the age of 13 as an unpaid assistant to Edgar Ravenswood Waite in the Australian Museum there; Waite encouraged McCulloch to study zoology. Three years later, he was employed as a "mechanical assistant", and five years after that, as curator of fishes, a post he held until his death. (en)
  • Allan Riverstone McCulloch (* 20. Juni 1885 in Concord, einem westlichen Vorort von Sydney; † 1. September 1925 in Honolulu) war ein australischer Zoologe. Er ist der Sohn des Barristers Herbert Riverstone McCulloch und seiner Frau Ella Maude. Er war Mitglied der örtlichen Linné-Gesellschaft und der Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. (de)
  • Alan Riverstone McCulloch est un zoologiste australien, né le 20 juin 1885 à Sydney et mort le 1er septembre 1925 à Honolulu. Il devient à 13 ans assistant bénévole au Muséum australien. Trois ans plus tard, il est embauché comme assistant mécanicien et cinq ans plus tard comme conservateur des poissons, fonction qu’il conserve jusqu’à sa mort. Si la plupart des recherches de McCulloch concernent les poissons, il a également en charge la collection de crustacés de 1905 à 1921 et fait paraître plusieurs importants travaux sur les décapodes. (fr)
  • Nacque a Sydney e iniziò la sua carriera scientifica all'età di 13 anni, come assistente non retribuito di Edgar Ravenswood Waite presso il Museo Australiano della città natale; Waite lo incoraggiò nello studio della zoologia. Tre anni dopo venne assunto come «assistente meccanico» e altri cinque anni dopo divenne curatore dei pesci, impiego che mantenne fino alla morte. (it)
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