Boettger is credited for making Senckenberg's herpetological collection one of the best in Europe during his tenure there. He suffered from agoraphobia, and relied on assistants to collect specimens for him. Boettcher was editor of Katalog der batrachier and Katalog der Reptilien, which were catalogs published by the Senckenberg Museum.
In 1911, famed zoologist George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937) dedicated the species Anolis boettgeri to Boettger, which is a Peruvian anole of the family of Polychrotidae. Also, numerous other herpetological species are named after him; including:
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