Maurice Caullery

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Maurice Jules Gaston Corneille Caullery (5 September 1868, Bergues – 13 July 1958, Paris) was a French biologist.


From 1900 to 1903 he was a lecturer at the Faculté des Sciences in Marseille, and from 1903 to 1909 taught classes at the Sorbonne (laboratory of évolution des êtres organisés). In 1909 he succeeded Alfred Mathieu Giard (1846-1908) as director of the zoological station in Wimereux. In 1923 he opened a new laboratory of évolution des êtres organisés on boulevard Raspail in Paris.[1]

Caullery specialised in parasitic protozoans and marine invertebrates. He also worked on insects. His research of Siboglinum weberi was to become the foundation for establishing the family of beard worms known today as Siboglinidae. Also, he investigated how the various biological aspects of tunicates and annelids impacted their evolution.[2]

In 1915 he was elected president of the Société zoologique de France, followed by presidencies of the Académie des Sciences (1945) and the Société de biologie (1946).[3]


He was awarded the Linnean Society of London's prestigious Darwin-Wallace Medal in 1958.

Selected writings[edit]

  • Le Parasitime et la symbiosis. 1922
  • Le problems de l'Evolution. 1931
  • Organisme et sexualité. 1942


  1. ^ [1] Maurice Caullery (1868-1958)- biographie - Archives de l'Institut Pasteur
  2. ^ Entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica , 15th Edition, 1998.
  3. ^ [2] Maurice Caullery (1868-1958)- biographie - Archives de l'Institut Pasteur
  4. ^ "Author Query for 'Caullery'". International Plant Names Index. 
  • Heim, R. 1960:[Caullery, M. J. G.] Year Book Royal Soc. Edinb. 60(1957-59) 33-34.
  • List of publications copied from an article on "Maurice Caullery" at the German Wikipedia.

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