A brief biography of A.C. van Bruggen is presented, with special emphasis on his scientific career, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. His many-fold interests and publications are highlighted and eponyms are listed that were introduced in the entomological and malacological literature. A list of new taxa proposed in malacology, entomology and botany is presented.

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Keywords biography, A.C. van Bruggen, entomology, malacology, botany, list of taxa, eponyms, Africa
Journal Zoologische Mededelingen

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Breure, A.S.H, Gittenberger, E, Maassen, W.J.M, & de Winter, A.J. (2009). In and out of Africa: Dr A.C. van Bruggen, keen educator and eminent biologist. Zoologische Mededelingen, 83(3), 509–524.