Cretaceous Bivalves and Alcide d’Orbigny

Annie V. DHONDT & Suzanne FRENEIX

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 1 (7) - Pages 555-564

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 main publications on Cretaceous Bivalves of Alcide d’Orbigny are the Paléontologie françaiseTerrains crétacés. III. Lamellibranches (1843–1847) and the Prodrome de stratigraphie universelle , vol. II (1850). The importance and influence of these publications for today’s taxonomic palaeontology are discussed. It is shown that the Paléontologie française continues to be one of the major 19th-century papers but that the Prodrome is only rarely referred to.


d’Orbigny, Bivalves, Cretaceous

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