Portrait of French zoologist Georges Cuvier

Portrait of French zoologist Georges Cuvier

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Caption: Georges Cuvier. Portrait of the French zoologist and anatomist Baron Georges Leopold Chretien Frederick Dagobert Cuvier (1769-1832). Cuvier was educated in Stuttgart, Germany. He extended the work of Linnaeus in classification, most notably of molluscs and fishes. In 1811 he became the founder of vertebrate palaeontology by classifying fossil mammals and reptiles. He also developed comparative anatomy, the deduction of the shape and purpose of an entire extinct animal from a few bones. He rejected evolution theory, believing in periodic catastrophes such as the Biblical flood as an end to existing life and the creation of new and better forms. Artwork from an 1833/37 book.

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