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Otto Bütschli

Otto Bütschli
Otto Bütschli in 1912
Born (1848-05-03)3 May 1848
Frankfurt, German Confederation
Died 2 February 1920(1920-02-02) (aged 71)
Heidelberg, Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Karlsruhe
Doctoral advisor Rudolf Leuckart
Doctoral students Wladimir Schewiakoff
Notable awards Linnean Medal (1914)
Johann Adam Otto Bütschli (3 May 1848 – 2 February 1920) was a German zoologist and professor at the University of Heidelberg. He specialized in invertebrates and insect development. Many of the groups of protists were first recognized by him.


Bütschli studied mineralogy and chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe and became assistant of Karl Alfred von Zittel. After two semesters at the University of Heidelberg he received his Ph.D in 1868. He joined Rudolf Leuckart at the

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