Jean Victor Audouin

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Victor Audouin

Jean Victoire Audouin (27 April 1797 – 9 November 1841), sometimes Victor Audouin, was a French naturalist, an entomologist, ornithologist and malacologist.

Audouin was born in Paris and studied medicine. In 1824 he was appointed assistant to Pierre André Latreille as Professor of Entomology at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, and succeeded him in 1833. In 1838 he became a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

His principal work, Histoire des insectes nuisibles à la vigne (1842), was completed after his death by Henri Milne-Edwards and Émile Blanchard. His papers mostly appeared in the Annales des sciences naturelles, which, with Adolphe Theodore Brongniart and Jean-Baptiste Dumas, he founded in 1824, and in the proceedings of the Société entomologique de France, of which he was one of the founders in 1832.

Audouin also contributed to other branches of natural history. He co-authored the Dictionaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle (1822) and collaborated with Henri Milne-Edwards in a study of marine animals in French inshore waters. He also completed Marie Jules César Savigny's ornithological section of Description de l'Egypte (1826).

In 1833, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Authored taxon names[edit]

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Publications[edit]

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  • Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. (1833). Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, sér. 1. 29: 195-269., BHL Reference page. 
  • Histoire des insectes nuisibles à la vigne et particulièrement de la Pyrale qui dévaste les vignobles des départements de la Côte-d'Or, de Saône-et-Loire, du Rhône, de l'Hérault, des Pyrénées-Orientales, de la Haute-Garonne, de la Charente-Inférieure, de la Marne et de Seine-et-Oise, avec l'indication des moyens qu'on doit employer pour la combattre... Paris, Fortin, Masson, 1842

Further reading[edit]

  • Theodorides, Jean (1970). "Audouin, Jean Victor". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 328–329. ISBN 0684101149.

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