|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||08°04' 28°03 Asc. 24°53'|
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,
Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Zoologist)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Zoology)