Achille Valenciennes

Achille Valenciennes

Achille Valenciennes was a French zoologist. Valenciennes was born in Paris, and studied under Georges Cuvier. Valenciennes' study of parasitic worms in humans made an important contribution to the study of parasitology. Valenciennes also carried out diverse systematic classifications, linking fossil and current species. He worked with Cuvier on the 22-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, carrying on alone after Cuvier died in 1832. In 1832 he succeeded Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville as chair of Histoire naturelle des mollusques, des vers et des zoophytes at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Early in his career, he was tasked of classifying animals described by Al ... more on Wikipedia

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