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Albert Oppel

(1831—1865)


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(1831–65)

A German geologist and palaeontologist, Oppel made extensive studies of the Jurassic rocks of Europe. He devised a scheme to divide geologic formations into zones, each based on the period of existence of a single organic species, later to be termed ‘index fossils’. See oppel zone.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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