LE REGNE ANIMAL Georges Cuvier
JEAN Léopold Nicolas Frédérick Cuvier, better known as Georges Cuvier, was a pioneer of comparative anatomy and paleontology in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His life-long ambition was to achieve the classification of all animals as vertebrates, molluscs, articulata or radiata. This led to him establishing extinction as a fact, believing new species were created after catastrophic floods.
This drawing is a study of several long-horn beetles of the Coléoptères tétramères species, which Cuvier drew life size.
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