Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (French: [kyvje]; August 23, 1769 – Mey 13, 1832), kent as Georges Cuvier, wis a French naituralist an zoologist.

Georges Cuvier
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Born23 August 1769(1769-08-23)
Died13 Mey 1832(1832-05-13) (aged 62)
Kent forLe Règne Animal; establishin the fields o stratigrafie an comparative anatomy, an the principle of faunal succession in the fossil record; makin extinction an acceptit scienteefic phenomenon; opposing gradualistic theories o evolution
Scientific career
FieldsNaitural history, paleontology, anatomy
InstitutionsMuséum national d'histoire naturelle
Author abbrev. (botany)Cuvier