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Alcide d’Orbigny and the Paris foraminiferal collection

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M.-T. Vénec-Peyré
M.-T. Vénec-Peyré
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, UMR 7207-CNRS: Centre de Recherche sur la
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A. Bartolini
A. Bartolini
Paléobiodiversité et les Paléoenvironnements, 57 rue Cuvier, CP38, F-75005, Paris, France
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Published:
January 01, 2013

Abstract

This paper reports the history of the Paris foraminiferal collection and documents the beginnings of foraminiferal studies in France from 1826 until the early years of the twentieth century. The first foraminiferal classification was published in 1826 by the French naturalist Alcide d’Orbigny (1802–1857), considered to be the father of micropalaeontology. His work produced a prestigious and fruitful scientific heritage that extends well beyond the scope of foraminiferal research. His important foraminifera collection is a priceless heritage, which is today held at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN, Paris, France). Other important French pioneers include d’Archiac, Terquem and Schlumberger, who have made great contributions to foraminiferal research and to the enrichment of the collections held at the MNHN.

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The Micropalaeontological Society, Special Publications

Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development

A. J. Bowden
A. J. Bowden
National Museums Liverpool, UK
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F. J. Gregory
F. J. Gregory
PetroStrat Ltd, UK
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A. S. Henderson
A. S. Henderson
Robertson (UK) Ltd, UK
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Geological Society of London
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6
ISBN electronic:
9781862396517
Publication date:
January 01, 2013

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