Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert
[zhawrzh ley-aw-pawld krey-tyan frey-dey-reek da-gaw-ber] /ʒɔrʒ leɪ ɔˈpɔld kreɪˈtyɛ̃ freɪ deɪˈrik da gɔˈbɛr/ (Show IPA), Baron, 1769–1832, French naturalist: pioneer in the fields of paleontology and comparative anatomy.
Contemporary Examples

Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere school-boys to old Aristotle.
Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel Nick Romeo October 17, 2014

Aristotle did make progress beyond earlier philosophers, just as Darwin advanced beyond Linnaeus and Cuvier.
Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel Nick Romeo October 17, 2014

Historical Examples

As we have already remarked, the science of palontology may be said to have been founded by Cuvier (see Introduction, p. 5).
Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson

Cuvier thought in terms of organs, not in terms of “materials of organisation.”
Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

This is hardly possible; he seldom writes, Mlle. Cuvier does his writing for him.
Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2) Maria R. Audubon

Adopting his idea, Cuvier referred the seals to an order of carnivora.
Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution Alpheus Spring Packard

With Cuvier, answerable parts occurred in the zoological scale because they had to perform similar functions.
The World’s Greatest Books – Volume 15 – Science Various

On the contrary, Cuvier never re-copied what he had once written.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXVI, July 1852, Vol. V Various

Cuvier’s scientific work falls into three divisions—paleontology, systematic zoology, and comparative anatomy.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, v. 27 Various

Cuvier is acknowledged to be the great founder of comparative anatomy.
Evolution Joseph Le Conte

Georges (Jean-Leopold-Nicolas-Frédéric) (ʒɔrʒ), Baron. 1769–1832, French zoologist and statesman; founder of the sciences of comparative anatomy and palaeontology
French anatomist who is considered the founder of comparative anatomy. He originated a system of zoological classification that grouped animals according to the structures of their skeletons and organs. Cuvier extended his system to fossils; his reconstructions of the way extinct animals looked, based on their skeletal remains, greatly advanced the science of paleontology.


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