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  1. Author abbrev. (botany) Cuvier. Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric, Baron Cuvier ( French: [kyvje]; 23 August 1769 – 13 May 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "founding father of paleontology". Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and ...

  2. Georges Cuvier, Discourse on the Revolutions of the Surface of the Globe Without a doubt, Georges Cuvier possessed one of the finest minds in history. Almost single-handedly, he founded vertebrate paleontology as a scientific discipline and created the comparative method of organismal biology, an incredibly powerful tool.

  3. evolution.berkeley.edu › evolibrary › articleExtinctions: Georges Cuvier

    Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) joined the fledgling National Museum in Paris in 1795, and quickly became the world's leading expert on the anatomy of animals. He then used that knowledge to interpret fossils with unprecedented insight.

  4. Aug 19, 2021 · Georges Cuvier, in full Georges-Léopold-Chrétien-Frédéric-Dagobert, Baron Cuvier, (born August 23, 1769, Montbéliard [now in France]—died May 13, 1832, Paris, France), French zoologist and statesman, who established the sciences of comparative anatomy and paleontology. Cuvier was born in Montbéliard, a town attached to the German duchy ...

  5. Georges Cuvier. Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (French: [kyvje]; 23 August 1769 – 13 May 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "father of paleontology". Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing ...

  6. Georges Cuvier is regarded as the father of paleontology. He convinced a skeptical scientific world of the reality of species extinction. He used comparative anatomy, a science he pioneered, to reconstruct extinct animals – for example, he established from drawings that a fossil he named pterodactyl was a flying reptile.

  7. Georges Cuvier studied the various fossils that were found during the 18th century, paying close attention to the Italian elephant fossils that had been found. Through his research, he discovered that the bone structure of the fossilized elephants were distinctively different from the African and Asian elephants that were currently living.

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