Bonaparte - taxonomic author

Subject: Bonaparte - taxonomic author
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 21:19:37 +1000
Thanks to John McAllister for that info. about Bonaparte the ornithogist.

But, from a bit of googling, he also made a vast collection of fish specimens the Australian Emydura freshwater tortoise genus, including the Murray River Tortoise etc., was "erected" by him.

I suppose he was working with the Natural History Museum in Paris where Dumeril and Bibron were busy classifying Australian fauna, notably frogs!

Michael Norris

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