French palaeontologist. Assistant to his brother-in-law, Alcide d’Orbigny, professor of palaeontology at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle. Carried out excavations at Pikermi, Attica, in 1855 and 1860, and published Animaux fossiles et géologie de l’Attique (1862–7). Studied the fossils of small reptiles and batrachians, 1866–92. Taught a course in palaeontology at the Sorbonne, 1868–71; appointed professor of palaeontology at the Muséum, 1872.
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