[kyoo-vee-ey, koov-yey; French ky-vyey]
- Georges Lé·o·pold Chré·tien Fré·dé·ric Da·go·bert [zhawrzh ley-aw-pawld krey-tyan frey-dey-reek da-gaw-ber] /ʒɔrʒ leɪ ɔˈpɔld kreɪˈtyɛ̃ freɪ deɪˈrik da gɔˈbɛr/, Baron,1769–1832, French naturalist: pioneer in the fields of paleontology and comparative anatomy.
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Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere school-boys to old Aristotle.
Aristotle did make progress beyond earlier philosophers, just as Darwin advanced beyond Linnaeus and Cuvier.
The great Cuvier was a singularly accurate, careful, and industrious observer.Self-Help
With all the learning of a Buffon and a Cuvier, he was simple and unaffected as a child.Arthur O'Leary
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The problem as Geoffroy and Cuvier understood it was not an evolutionary one.
Cuvier thought in terms of organs, not in terms of "materials of organisation."
Adopting his idea, Cuvier referred the seals to an order of carnivora.Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution
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- Georges (Jean-Leopold-Nicolas-Frédéric) (ʒɔrʒ), Baron. 1769–1832, French zoologist and statesman; founder of the sciences of comparative anatomy and palaeontology
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- French anatomist who is considered the founder of comparative anatomy. He originated a system of zoological classification that grouped animals according to the structures of their skeletons and organs. Cuvier extended his system to fossils; his reconstructions of the way extinct animals looked, based on their skeletal remains, greatly advanced the science of paleontology.
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