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Armando Dugand
Born(1906-07-23)July 23, 1906
Occupation(s)Botanist, Geobotanist

Armando Dugand (July 23, 1906 – 1971) was a Colombian botanist, geobotanist, and ornithologist.

Dugand's father, François Victor (or Francisco Víctor) Dugand, was a successful French banker; his mother was Reyes Geneco (or Gnecco) Coronado.[1] Dugand was educated in France and in the United States (at Albany Business College). In 1927 he married Sara Roncallo.

In 1940 he co-founded the scientific journal Caldasia.[2] He also founded two other scientific journals: Mutisia (Acta Botanica Colombiana) and Lozania (Acta Zoologica Colombiana).[1]

He was director of the Institute of Natural Sciences of the National University of Colombia from 1940 to 1953.

Dugand is commemorated in the scientific names of two snakes, Trilepida dugandi [2] and Scaphiodontophis annulatus dugandi.[3]


  1. ^ a b Borrero, José Ignacio (1975). "Obituaries: Armando Dugand". Auk 92: 210.
  2. ^ a b 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. ("Dugand", p. 76).
  3. ^ Roze J (1969). "Una nueva coral falsa del genero Scaphiodontophis (Serpentes: Colubridae) de Colombia ". Caldasia 10: 355–363. (in Spanish, with an English summary).
  4. ^ International Plant Names Index.  Dugand.