Eugène de Pousargues

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Eugène de Pousargues (21 October 1859 – 24 January 1901) was a French zoologist born in Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais).

From 1885 he was an assistant to Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835–1900), and served as préparateur at the Laboratoire de Mammalogie of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris. He died of septicaemia contacted when performing a dissection.

He was the author of a treatise on mammals from the French Congo titled "Étude sur les mammifères du Congo français" (1897), and with Milne-Edwards, he was co-author of "Le rhinopithèque de la vallée du Haut Mékong (rhinopithecus bieti, A. M.-E.)", (The snub-nosed monkey from the valley of the Upper Mekong River; 1898).[1] He also published scientific papers on Thorold's deer, the black-footed mongoose and on new gibbon and guenon species.[2]

An African carnivore known as Pousargues's mongoose, Dologale dybowskii (Pousargues, 1893), is named after him.[3]


  • Biographical information of this article is based on a translation of an equivalent article at the French Wikipedia, source listed as: Philip and Edward R. Jaussaud Brygoo (2004). Du Jardin au Muséum en 516 biographies. Muséum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris : 630 p.
  1. ^ Google Books Le rhinopithèque de la vallée du Haut Mékong, etc.
  2. ^ Google Search (published works).
  3. ^ [1] IUCN Red List, Dologale dybowskii (Pousargues's Mongoose, Savanna Mongoose)