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Vratislav Mazák

Vratislav Mazák

Czech scientist
Vratislav Mazák
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Intro Czech scientist
Was Scientist Biologist Paleontologist Zoologist Professor Educator
From Czech Republic
Type Academia Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 22 June 1937, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
Death 9 September 1987, Prague, Czech Republic (aged 50 years)
Star sign Cancer
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
The details (from wikipedia)


Vratislav Mazák ([ˈvracɪslaf ˈmazaːk]; June 22, 1937 – September 9, 1987) was a Czech biologist who specialised in paleoanthropology, mammalogy and taxonomy. He was also a painter, often illustrating his books about animals and men.

Born at Kutná Hora, he was a professor at the Charles University's Faculty of Science and worked as a zoologist at the Prague National Museum. With Colin Groves, Mazák described, named and classified the early hominin Homo ergaster. He also described the tiger subspecies Panthera tigris corbetti.

He died in Prague.

Major publications

In Czech

  • Naši savci (1970), Our Mammals
  • Kostra velryby v Národním muzeu v Praze a krátký pohled do světa kytovců (1976), The skeleton of the whale in the Prague National Museum and a brief look into the world of cetaceans
  • Jak vznikl člověk: Sága rodu Homo (1977), The Origin of Man - Saga of the genus Homo; with Zdeněk Burian
  • Velké kočky a gepardi (1980), Big cats and cheetahs
  • Jak vznikl člověk: (Sága rodu Homo) (1986), The Origin of Man—Saga of the genus Homo, a revised and enlarged edition; with Zdeněk Burian
  • Kytovci (1988), Cetaceans
  • Pravěký člověk (1992), Prehistoric Man; with Zdeněk Burian

In German

  • Der Tiger: Panthera tigris Linnaeus, 1758 (1965)
  • Die Namen der Pelztiere und ihrer Felle (1974)
  • Der Tiger: Panthera tigris (1979)
  • Der Urmensch und seine Vorfahren (1983)
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