Duméril, Auguste

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Duméril, Auguste Gender: M
Auguste Henri André Duméril
born on 30 November 1812 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°04' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 28°03 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°53'

Auguste Duméril (1863)


French zoologist whose father, André Marie Constant Duméril (1774-1860), was also a zoologist. In 1851, they published Catalogue méthodique de la collection des Reptiles. With zoologist Marie Firmin Bocourt (1819–1904), Auguste Duméril collaborated on a project called Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, a publication that was the result of Bocourt's scientific expedition to Mexico and Central America from 1864 to 1866. The section on reptiles is considered to be Dumeril's best written effort in the field of herpetology.

As part of the Collection des Suites à Buffon, he issued a two-volume ichthyological study titled Histoire naturelle des poissons, ou Ichtyologie générale (1865, 1870), research that complemented the works of Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) and Achille Valenciennes (1794–1865) by describing species not covered by the two famous naturalists. Duméril also conducted significant research involving the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum).

In 1869 he was elected as a member of the Académie des sciences. Duméril died on 12 November 1870, aged 57, during the Siege of Paris,

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Zoologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Zoology)