Alcide d’Orbigny’s biostratigraphical travels in France and adjacent regions


en Comptes Rendus Palevol 1 (7) - Pages 549-554

Published on 31 December 2002

This article is a part of the thematic issue International symposium – Tribute to Alcide d'Orbigny – Muséum, Paris, 1st to 5th July 2002 – Part II

The numerous travels made by Alcide d’Orbigny during about twenty years, between 1834 and 1855, essentially for biostratigraphical investigations, were almost never recalled in the scientific papers. The data contained in his various publications concerning the palaeontological sites where he collected himself fossil samples allowed to list nearly 400 localities where he worked in France and adjacent regions, mainly on Jurassic and Cretaceous deposits.


Alcide d’Orbigny, biostratigraphical travels, France

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