Charles des Moulins

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Charles des Moulins, full name Charles Robert Alexandre des Moulins (13 March 1798 – 23 December 1875)[1] was a French naturalist, a botanist and malacologist.

He was a member of several learned societies, including the Société linnéenne de Bordeaux, of which he served as its president in 1826.[2]


Moulins named and described numerous species of snails, for example:

In turn, in recognition of his services to malacology, a number of species of mollusks were named after him. These latter species included both fossil and recent, both bivalves and gastropods and were mainly non-marine species, however, a few were marine species. Examples as follows:

Moulins also named various species of plants, including:

The botanical genus Moulinsia (family Sapindaceae) was named in his honor by Jacques Cambessèdes.[3][4]



  1. ^ Eugene V. Coan, Alan R. Kabat & Richard E. Petit, 2009. 2,400 years of malacology, 6th ed. February 15, 2009, 830 pp. + 32 pp. [Annex of Collations]. American Malacological Society.
  2. ^ Sociétés savantes de France biography in French
  3. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  4. ^ Moulinsia Cambess.
  5. ^ IPNI.  Des Moul. 
  6. ^ Comparaison des départements de la Gironde et de la Dordogne... HathiTrust Digital Library
  7. ^ Quelques réflexions sur la doctrine scientifique dite Darwinisme OCLC WorldCat