Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy

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Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy was an 18th-century Mexican botanical artist and naturalist. He accompanied Martin de Sessé y Lacasta (1751–1808) and Mariano Mociño Suárez de Figueroa (1763–1819) in their expedition through Mexico, with the goal of compiling a great inventory of fauna and flora of the country.

Because of political instability in New Spain caused by the Napoleonic Wars, the project was not completed. A great number of his drawings are preserved at the Hunt Institute.

The genus Echeveria is named after him.

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