A biography of Leo Daniel Brongersma is given, highlighting his significance for herpetology worldwide, and especially for snake anatomy, sea turtle distribution, faunistics of New Guinea and IndoAustralia. Lists of patronyms, of species named by Brongersma and of his publications are given. Also his important role in the history of the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie is discussed.

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Naturalis journals & series

Hoogmoed, M. S. (1995). In memoriam Prof. Dr. Leo Daniel Brongersma (1907-1994). Zoologische Mededelingen, 69(15), 177–201.