Alexandre Brongniart


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Professor of mineralogy at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Brongniart collaborated with Cuvier in his work on the mapping of the Paris basin and demonstrated that lower taxonomic orders of animals were found lower in the stratigraphic column, and hence gave evidence of progression in the succession of life.

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