Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert /ʒɔrʒ leɪɔˈpɔld kreɪˈtyɛ̃ freɪdeɪˈrik dagɔˈbɛr/Show Spelled[zhawrzh ley-aw-pawld krey-tyan frey-dey-reek da-gaw-ber]Show IPA, Baron, 1769–1832, French naturalist: pioneer in the fields of paleontology and comparative anatomy.
Cuvier (ky'vē-ā') Pronunciation Key
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.