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  Otto Garlepp   * 20.8.1864 Cörmigk, Kr. Köthen, Germany + 25.11.1959 Köthen, Germany   

Son of Lebrecht GARLEPP und Sophie, born POLYSIUS. O. GARLEPP who was already interested in butterflies as a boy worked as teacher until 1893 when he joined his brother Gustav GARLEPP for collecting in South America. His ornithological instructions he received from BERLEPSCH. O. GARLEPP collected in Bolivia 1893/97, 1902/03, in Peru 1898/99, 1902/03, in Columbia 1910/11, in Panama, Costa Rica and Paraguay 1902, in Chile 1903 and in Argentina 1897/1901, 1903/10, 1912/13. The GARLEPP brothers also collected insects, mainly butterflies. Gustav GARLEPP settled in Paraguay 1901 and was murdered in the Colonia Hohenau in 1907. 1911 Otto GARLEPP married Elise Ida SCHULZ in Germany and together they started to S America again. His daughter Waldtraut was born in Costa Rica. After the first world-war Otto GARLEPP settled in Köthen, Germany, working in the insurance business. Together with his brother he had delivered appr. 4000 bird skins for BERLEPSCH. The collection went to the museums Senckenberg, Frankfurt and Braunschweig. Eggs came to the museum Dresden via KUSCHEL and to Vienna via SEILERN, mammals to Berlin.

Lit.:
BERLEPSCH H. v., 1901: Mitteilungen über die von den Gebrüdern G.und O. Garlepp in Bolivien gesammelten Vögel und Beschreibungen neuer Arten. — J. Orn. 49: 81-99.
GEBHART L., 1964: Die Ornithologen Mitteleuropas. — Giessen. 106 ff.
GEBHARDT L, 1970: Die Ornithologen Mitteleuropas. — Bd. 2. J. Orn. 111, Sh. 161 f.
GEBHART L., 1974: Die Ornithologen Mitteleuropas. Ein Nachschlagewerk. — Bd. 3. Journal Ornithologie 115, Sonderheft, p. 106.
HORN et al., 1990: Collectiones entomologicae. — Berlin. 133 f.
MEARNS B. & MEARNS R., 1998: The Bird Collectors. — Academic Press, London, p. 303.
NIETHAMMER G., 1953: Zur Vogelwelt Boliviens. — Bonn. Zool. Beitr. 4, 199-250.
NIETHAMMER G., 1962: Würdigung. — J. Orn. 103, 121 f.
NIETHAMMER G., 1972: Otto Garlepp zum Gedächtnis. — Vogelkdl. Ber. Niedersachsen, 1972, 4, 59-64.
ROUNDS R.S., 1990: Men and Birds in South America 1492 to 1900. — Q.E.D. Press, Fort Bragg, California. 111 ff.

Pers. comm. G. MAYR, Senckenberg, Germany