Dr. Harald Schillhammer

Position:

staff scientist

Function:

Curator of the terrestrial Coleoptera

Contact:

Phone:+43 1 52177-383
Fax: +43 1 5235254
  • Myanmar Biodiversity Survey: In 1998 a project was initiated called "The Myanmar Biodiversity Survey", which was triggered during the "Entomology Training Course" in Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary as part of a multidisciplinary training program run by the Smithsonian Institute in cooperation with the Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division (Yangon Forest Department) and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The intention of this long term research program is to coordinate all activities concerning the inventory of the Coleoptera of Myanmar and to train local people as naturalists, parataxonomists and curators. If the program can be continued successfully, a book series shall be issued to present the results of the projects subsequently, in a similar manner as the "Waterbeetles of China".
  • Harald SCHILLHAMMER was born on April, 16th 1960 in Mistelbach, a small town some 40 km north of Vienna, Austria. After his abiture (1978) and after having passed through military service he started to study biology at university in 1979. Since his early childhood days he has been interested in practically all fields of natural history, but eventually reduced his activities to the Coleoptera and began a faunistic inventory of the surroundings of his home town. A special exhibition dedicated to the late Prof. Scheerpeltz, who during his lifetime was one of the leading authorities on Staphylinidae kindled the scientific spark and he felt himself irresistibly drawn toward this large family of almost countless species. Soon afterwards (1984) he started as a volunteer in the Entomology Department of the Vienna Natural History Museum. In 1989 he was officially employed, succeeding the retired technician of the Coleoptera section, and became a member of the "Vienna Coleopterists' Society". Since his main focus is on the subfamily Staphylininae from East and Southeast Asia, he has made numerous expeditions to various Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Laos, Myanmar). Finally, after having been distracted by his job and other manyfold interests for many years he got his PhD in 1999. Within the Coleoptera Section of the Entomology Department he currently curates one of the world's largest collections of Staphylinidae (ca. 400.000 specimens).
1. Schillhammer, H. 1990: Zwei neue Westpalaearktische Gabrius-Arten, sowie nomenklatorische Bemerkungen zu Gabrius Curtis und Gabronthus Tottenham. - Linzer Biologische Beiträge 22/1: 89-95.
2. Schillhammer, H. 1991: Four new Philonthini from Asia and synonymical notes on the genus Philonthus Curtis. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 61: 51-56.
3. Schillhammer, H. 1992: Six new Palaearctic species of the genus Gabrius Stephens and synonymical notes on some Philonthini. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 62: 61-67.
4. Schuh, R., Schillhammer, H. & Zettel, H. 1992: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 62: 219-224.
5. Schillhammer, H. 1993: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (II). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 63: 325-332.
6. Vávra, J. & Schillhammer, H. 1993: Philonthus hanae sp. nov. from Moravia. - Entomological Problems 24 (2): 35-37.
7. Schillhammer, H. 1994a: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (III). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 64: 291-293.
8. Schillhammer, H. 1994b: Buchbesprechung: Li, J. & P. Chen 1993: Studies of fauna and ecogeography of soil animal. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 64: 301-302.
9. Schillhammer, H. 1994c: New Synonymies in the subfamily Staphylininae. - Entomological Problems 25 (2): 73-75.
10. Schillhammer, H. 1994d: Staphylinidae, pp.129-130. - In Jäch, M.A. (ed.): Rote Liste der gefährdeten Käfer Österreichs (Coleoptera). - In Gepp, J. (ed.): Rote Listen gefährdeter Tere Österreichs, pp. 107-200. - Graz: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Jugend und Familie.
11. Probst, J., Schillhammer, H. et Kirschenhofer, E. 1994: Cicindelidae, pp.111-112. - In Jäch, M.A. (ed.): Rote Liste der gefährdeten Käfer Österreichs (Coleoptera). - In Gepp, J. (ed.): Rote Listen gefährdeter Tiere Österreichs, pp. 107-200. - Graz: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Jugend und Familie.
12. Schillhammer, H. 1995: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (IV). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 65: 229-232.
13. Schillhammer, H. 1996a: New combinations, synonyms and records of some Palaearctic and Oriental Staphylinini. - Entomological Problems 27 (1): 81-83.
14. Schillhammer, H. 1996b: New genera and species of Asian Staphylinidae. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 66: 59-71.
15. Schillhammer, H. 1996c: Buchbesprechung: Smetana, A. 1995: Rove beetles of the subtribe Philonthina of America north of Mexico. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 66: 72.
16. Schillhammer, H. 1996d: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (V). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 66: 245-252.
17. Schillhammer, H. 1996e: A new species of the genus Naddia Fauvel from Viet Nam and Laos. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien 98 B: 421-424.
18. Jäch, M.A., Aspöck, U., Contreras-Lichtenberg, R., Gaal, S., Lödl, M., Schillhammer, H., Schödl, S., Schönmann, H. & Zettel, H. 1996: Comments on the Discussion Draft of the Fourth Edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien 98 B: 569-571.
19. Schillhammer, H. 1997a: Taxonomic revision of the Oriental species of Gabrius Stephens. - Monographs on Coleoptera 1, 139 pp.
20. Schillhammer, H. 1997b: Turgiditarsus, a new name for Tumiditarsus Schillhammer, 1996 with description of a new species. - Entomological Problems 28(2): 109-110.
21. Schillhammer, H. 1998a: Revision of the East Palaearctic and Oriental species of Philonthus Stephens - Part 1. The cyanipennis group. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 68: 101-118.
22. Schillhammer, H. 1998b: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (VII). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 68: 265-267.
23. Schillhammer, H. 1998c: Hybridolinus, a problematic new genus from China and Taiwan with description of seven new species. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums, Wien 100 B: 145-156.
24. Schillhammer, H. 1999a: Revision of the East Palaearctic and Oriental species of Philonthus Stephens Part 2. The spinipes and cinctulus groups. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 69: 55-65.
25. Schillhammer, H. 1999b: Nomenclatoral and distributional notes on the subfamily Staphylininae. - Entomological Problems 30 (1): 61-62.
26. Schillhammer, H. 1999c: Synopsis of the genus Hesperopalpus Shibata, 1973 with description of a new species from Vietnam. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien, 101 B: 303-307.
27. Schillhammer, H. 1999d: Nomenclatoral changes in the subfamily Staphylininae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Entomological Problems 30 (2): 93-95.
28. Schillhammer, H. 2000a: Revision of the East Palaearctic and Oriental species of Philonthus Stephens Part 3. The politus complex. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 70: 113-176.
29. Schillhammer, H. 2000b: A new genus and species of the subtribe Philonthina from Kashmir (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Entomological Problems 31 (1): 35-37.
30. Schillhammer, H. 2000c: A new species of the genus Hybridolinus Schillhammer, 1998. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien, 102 B: 143-145.
31. Schillhammer, H. 2000d: New species and records of Oriental and East Palaearctic species of Gabrius Stephens, 1829. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 102 B: 117-142.
32. Schillhammer, H. & Smetana, A. 2000: A remarkable teratology of Philonthus brevithorax. - Entomological Problems 31 (2): 179-180.
33. Solodovnikov, A. & Schillhammer, H. 2000: Bisnius speculicollis sp.n., a new nidicolous rove beetle from the western Caucasus. - Entomological Problems 31 (2): 165-170.
34. Schillhammer, H. 2001a: Revision of the East Palaearctic and Oriental species of Philonthus Stephens Part 4. The amplitarsis group and an additional species of the cinctulus group. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 71: 59-65.
35. Schillhammer, H. 2001b: Studies on the Eucibdelus lineage: 1. Trichocosmetes Kraatz, Sphaeromacrops gen.n., Guillaumius gen.n., and Rhyncocheilus Sharp. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 71: 67-96.
36. Schillhammer, H. 2001c: A new nidicolous Philonthus from the Caucasus and an additional record of Bisnius speculicollis. - Entomological Problems 32 (1): 55-57.
37. Schillhammer, H. 2001d: The Taiwan species of Gabrius Stephens. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums, 103 B: 391-411.
38. Schillhammer, H. 2001e: Corrigenda ad Schillhammer 2000 - A new name and corrected illustration plates. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 103 B: 413-416.
39. Schillhammer, H. & Lott, D. 2001: On the identity of Gabrius velox Sharp. - Entomologische Blätter, 97 (2/3): 195-197.
40. Jäch, M.A., Komarek, A., Schillhammer, H., Schuh, R. & Rößler, G. 2001: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (X). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 71: 217-223.
41. Schillhammer, H. 2002a: Studies on the genera Pammegus Fauvel and Bombylodes Fauvel. - Entomological Problems 32 (2): 113-128.
42. Schillhammer, H. 2002b: Three new species of Hesperus Fauvel from South-east Asia. - Koleopterologische Rundschau 72: 127-135.
43. Schillhammer, H. 2003a: On some Central Asian species of the Gabrius astutus group. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 104 B: 353-361.
44. Schillhammer, H. 2003b: Hybridolinus smetanai sp.n. from China. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 104 B: 387-389.
45. Schillhammer, H. 2003c: Book review: Bordoni, A. 2002: Xantholinini della Regione Orientale (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Classificazione, filogenesi e revisione tassonomica. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 73: 18.
46. Schillhammer, H., Gusarov V.I. & Uhlig, M. 2003: Philonthus moldavicus Wendeler, 1924, a new synonym of P. intermedius (Lacordaire, 1835). ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 73: 83-84.
47. Schillhammer, H. 2003d: Revision of the East Palaearctic and Oriental species of Philonthus Stephens Part 5. The rotundicollis and sanguinolentus species groups. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 73: 85-136.
48. Schillhammer, H. 2004a: New records, synonyms and nomenclatoral changes in the tribe Staphylinini (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 105 B: 319-325.
49. Schillhammer, H. 2004b: Studies on the Eucibdelus lineage. 2. New species of Rhynocheilus Fauvel and Phytolinus Sharp. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 74: 245-250.
50. Schillhammer, H. 2004c: Critical notes on the subtribe Anisolinina with descriptions of nine new species. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 74: 251-277.
51. Schillhammer, H. & Schuh, R. 2004: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (XII). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 74: 443-445.
52. Schillhammer, H. 2005a: Faunistic data of Asian Philonthina and descriptions of a new genus and five new species. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 75: 179-189.
53. Schillhammer, H 2005b: A new species of Borolinus from China. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 106 B: 217-220.
54. Schillhammer, H. 2006: Revision of the genus Algon Sharp. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 76: 135-218.
55. Schillhammer, H., Snäll, S., Coskun, M. & Jansson, N., 2007: The West Palearctic species of Hesperus Fauvel, 1874, with descriptions of three new species from Turkey. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 77: 123-132.
56. Hromadka, L. & Schillhammer, H. 2007: Mentophilonthus davidkrali sp. nov. from Nepal and India. - Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 71, 1-6.
57. Schillhammer, H. 2007: First record of Gabrius from Laos with description of a new species. ? Entomological Problems 37(1-2): 77-78
58. Schillhammer, H. 2008a: New species and records of Algon Sharp. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 78: 233-240.
59. Schillhammer, H. 2008b: A new species of Hybridolinus Schillhammer, 1998. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 78: 241-244.
60. Schillhammer, H. 2009a: Additional notes on the subtribe Anisolinina, with description of seven new species ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 79: 83-96.
61. Schillhammer, H. 2009b: Notes on some West Palaearctic Staphylinini, with description of a new species from Spain. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 79: 97-116.
62. De Rougemont, G. & Schillhammer, H. 2010: A new species of Geodromicus Redtenbacher, 1857, with iridescent elytral maculae from China. ? Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 111 B, 37-41.
63. Li, L., Schillhammer, H. & Zhou, H.: 2010: Fourteen new species of the genus Gabrius Stephens, 1829 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina) from China. ? Zootaxa 2572: 1-24.
64. Schillhammer, H.: 2010: New species of Shaverdolena Schillhammer, 2005 and Hybridolinus Schillhammer, 1998. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 80: 63-69.
65. Li, L., Zhou, H. & Schillhammer, H. 2010: Taxonomy of the genus Hesperus Fauvel (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina) from China. ? Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.), 2010, 46 (3-4): 519-536.
66. Yang, Z., Zhou, H. & Schillhammer, H. 2010: Taxonomy of the genus Thoracostrongylus Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) with descriptions of five new species from China. ? Journal of Natural History 45 (5-8): 407-433.
67. Schillhammer, H. 2011a: A review of Peucoglyphus Bernhauer. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 81: 125-132.
68. Schillhammer, H. 2011b: Old and new Staphylinini from the Palearctic and Oriental regions. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 81: 133-163.
69. Schillhammer, H. 2011c: Unterfamilie Osoriinae; p. 207. ? In Assing und Schülke (eds.): Freude-Harde-Lohse-Klausnitzer - Die Käfer Mitteleuropas, Bd. 4, Staphylinidae I (Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage). Heidelberg: Spektrum Verlag I-XII, 1-560.
70. Schillhammer, H. 2011d: Unterfamilie Olisthaerinae; p. 129-130. ? In Assing und Schülke (eds.): Freude-Harde-Lohse-Klausnitzer - Die Käfer Mitteleuropas, Bd. 4, Staphylinidae I (Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage). Heidelberg: Spektrum Verlag I-XII, 1-560.
71. Schillhammer, H. 2011e: Unterfamilie Leptotyphlinae; p. 319-320. ? In Assing und Schülke (eds.): Freude-Harde-Lohse-Klausnitzer - Die Käfer Mitteleuropas, Bd. 4, Staphylinidae I (Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage). Heidelberg: Spektrum Verlag I-XII, 1-560.
72. Schillhammer, H. 2011f: Tribus Staphylininae (Einleitung); p. 384. ? In Assing und Schülke (eds.): Freude-Harde-Lohse-Klausnitzer - Die Käfer Mitteleuropas, Bd. 4, Staphylinidae I (Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage). Heidelberg: Spektrum Verlag I-XII, 1-560.
 73. Schillhammer, H. 2011g: Subtribus Philonthina; p.397-450. ? In Assing und Schülke (eds.): Freude-Harde-Lohse-Klausnitzer - Die Käfer Mitteleuropas, Bd. 4, Staphylinidae I (Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage). Heidelberg: Spektrum Verlag I-XII, 1-560.
 74. Schillhammer, H. 2011h: Subtribus Staphylinina; p. 484-507. ? In Assing und Schülke (eds.): Freude-Harde-Lohse-Klausnitzer - Die Käfer Mitteleuropas, Bd. 4, Staphylinidae I (Zweite neubearbeitete Auflage). Heidelberg: Spektrum Verlag I-XII, 1-560.
75. Li, L., Schillhammer, H. & Zhou, H. 2012: New species and records of the genus Gabrius Stephens, 1829(Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina) from China (in press).
76. Schillhammer, H. 2012a: Revision of Philomyceta Cameron. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 82: 173-188.
77. Schillhammer, H. 2012b: Studies on the Eucibdelus lineage 3. Revision of Rhyncocheilus Fauvel. ? Koleopterologische Rundschau 82: 189-217.

 

Systematics and taxonomy of the beetle family Staphylinidae (subtribes Philonthina, Anisolinina, Staphylinina) of the Old World, but mainly the Palearctic and Oriental regions.

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