Auguste Drapiez

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Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (28 August 1778, Lille – 28 December 1856, Bruxelles) [1] was a Belgian naturalist.

He founded with the French botanist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1778–1846) and the Belgian chemist Jean-Baptiste Van Mons (1765–1842) the "Annales générales de Sciences physiques consacrées aux Sciences naturelles " published in six volumes between 1819 and 1822. His "Dictionnaire portatif de chimie, de minéralogie et de géologie, en rapport avec l'état présent de ces sciences, composé par une société de chimistes, de minéralogistes et de géologues " was published in 1824 and "Résumé d'ornithologie ou d'histoire naturelle des oiseaux " in 1829.

He published in 1833 with Pierre Corneille van Geel (1796–1838), "Encyclographie du règne végétal ". He was also the author of "Guide pratique de minéralogie usuelle " and "Dictionnaire classique des sciences naturelles ".

He left his library of 4,000 volumes to the town of Mons.

Drapiez is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of snake, Boiga drapiezii.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Drapiez", p. 75).
  3. ^ IPNI.  Drapiez.

External links[edit]

  • IPNI List of botanical taxa described and co-described by Drapiez.