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Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest

Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest.

Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (March 6, 1784 – June 4, 1838) was a Alexandre Brongniart, and in 1815, he succeeded Pierre André Latreille to the professorship of zoology at the École nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort. In 1820 he was elected to the Académie Nationale de Médecine.

Desmarest published Histoire Naturelle des Tangaras, des Manakins et des Todiers (1805), Considérations générales sur la classe des crustacés (1825), Mammalogie ou description des espèces des Mammifères (1820) and Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles (1816–30, with André Marie Constant Duméril).

The brown algae Desmarestia is named in honour of Desmarest, as well as the family (Desmarestiaceae) — and in turn, the order (Desmarestiales) — of which the genus is the type species.


Certain works by Desmarest are cited in 19th- and 20th-century references and attributed to A. G. Demarest which would apparently be a perpetuating error.[2]


  1. ^ Hans G. Hansson. "Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest". Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names.  
  2. ^ O'Connell, Marjorie (1916). "Bibliography". The Habitat of the Eurypterida. p. 261. 

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