Alexandre Brongniart


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Archaeocalamites radiatus

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

First described by A. Brongniart in 1828, this species is one of the earliest recorded equisetaleans or ‘horse-tails’, a group of plants noted for the jointed nature of the stem. At each...

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Georges Cuvier

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.


French comparative anatomist, who became professor at the Collège de France in 1799, moving in 1802 to the Jardin de Plantes. Cuvier extended the classification system...

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