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ⓘ Georges Cuvier. Baron Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert Cuvier, usually called Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist. Cuvier was a very importa ..




Georges Cuvier
                                     

ⓘ Georges Cuvier

Baron Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert Cuvier, usually called Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist.

Cuvier was a very important figure in scientific circles in Paris during the early 19th century. He helped establish the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology by comparing living animals with fossils. He proved extinction was a fact. He was the most influential person believing in catastrophism in geology in the early 19th century. His most famous work is the Regne animal distribue dapres son organisation 1817; translated into English as The Animal Kingdom.

Cuvier was a member of the elite Academie française and the French Academy of Sciences. He is remembered for strongly opposing the evolutionary theories of Lamarck and Geoffroy. Cuvier believed there was no evidence for the evolution of organic forms, but there was evidence for successive creations after catastrophic extinction events.

Some of Cuviers most influential followers were Louis Agassiz, and Richard Owen. His is one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.

He was the elder brother of Frederic Cuvier 1773–1838, also a naturalist. Cuvier died in Paris, of cholera.

                                     
  • zoologist, Georges Cuvier in 1807. They grow up to 1.4 metres 4 ft 7 in long for males and 1.2 metres 3 ft 11 in long for females. Cuvier s dwarf caiman
  • and hold their breath for more than two hours The French anatomist Georges Cuvier in his Sur les Ossemens fossiles 1823 first described the species
  • Forward to Georges Cuvier an annotated bibliography of his published works. Compiled by Jean Chandler Smith. Smithsonian, Washington. Cuvier Georges January
  • generations of naturalists, including Jean - Baptiste de Lamarck and Georges Cuvier Buffon published 35 volumes of his Histoire naturelle during his lifetime
  • Jean Guillaume Bruguiere 1749 - 1798 William J. Clench 1897 - 1984 Georges Cuvier 1769 - 1832 Gerard Paul Deshayes 1795 - 1875 John Edward Gray 1800 - 1875
  • 1950. It was used by those who did not believe in evolution, such as Georges Cuvier and by those who did, such as Thomas Henry Huxley. Charles Darwin himself
  • Clift identified them as crocodile teeth. Two years later in 1824, Georges Cuvier mentioned them in the first interpretation of a spinosaurid fossil.
  • decided correctly by the French anatomist Georges Cuvier In 1795 French troops were outside Maastricht, and Cuvier arranged for the large skull to be saved
  • Some of its early professors included eminent comparative anatomist Georges Cuvier and evolutionary pioneers Jean - Baptiste de Lamarck and Etienne Geoffroy