Patrick Russell (herpetologist)

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell (6 Februar 1726, Edinburgh – 2 Julie 1805, Lunnon) wis a Scots surgeon an naituralist that wirkit in India. He studied the snakes o India an is conseedert the "Faither o Indie Ophiology". Russell's viper, Daboia russelii, is named efter him.[1]


  1. Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Russell, P.", pp. 229-230).