Henri Émile Sauvage

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Henri Émile Sauvage (22 September 1842, Boulogne-sur-Mer – 3 January 1917, Boulogne-sur-Mer) was a French paleontologist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist.[1] He was a leading expert on Mesozoic fish and reptiles.[2]

He worked as a curator at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Boulogne-sur-Mer, and published extensively on Late Jurassic dinosaurs and other vertebrates from the Boulonnais region of northern France.[3] He made important contributions involving vertebrate palaeontology in Portugal, describing in 1897, Suchosaurus girardi from jaw fragments found in that country.[2]

From 1883 to 1896 he served as director of the station aquicole in Boulogne-sur-Mer. He was a member of the Société géologique de France.[4]

The plesiosaurid species, Lusonectes sauvagei commemorates his name,[5] as does the crustacean species Pseudanthessius sauvagei.[6]


  • Bassin houiller et permien d'Autun et d'Épinac, 1889–97 (with Frédéric Delafond, Michel Lévy, Bernard Renault, René Zeiller, 7 volumes).[7]
  • Histoire naturelle des poissons, (1891); in Alfred Grandidier's Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar.[8]
  • Vertébrés fossiles du Portugal : Contributions à l'étude des poissons et des reptiles du jurassique et du crétacique , (1897).[9]
  • Musées municipaux de Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1898.[4]
    • Articles in The Popular Science Monthly:
  • “Amphibious Fishes,” in Popular Science Monthly Volume 9, September 1876
  • “The Archer-Fishes,” in Popular Science Monthly Volume 12, January 1878
  • “The Matamata,” in Popular Science Monthly Volume 16, March 1880.[10]
    • Biography of Henri Émile Sauvage:
  • La Vie et l'oeuvre d'Emile Sauvage; Author: Casimir Cépède. Publisher: Boulogne-sur-Mer :Imprimerie G. Hamain, 1923.[11]


  1. ^ Wikispecies
  2. ^ a b Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians: A Historical Perspective edited by Richard Moody
  3. ^ The Complete Dinosaur edited by M. K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, James Orville Farlow
  4. ^ a b Data.BnF.fr Henri-Émile Sauvage (1842-1917)
  5. ^ Acta Palaeontologica Polonica A New Plesiosauroid from the Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) of Alhadas, Portugal
  6. ^ BEMON Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. S
  7. ^ HathiTrust Digital Library Bassin houiller et permien d'Autun et d'Epinac.
  8. ^ WorldCat Title Histoire naturelle des poissons
  9. ^ Open Library published works
  10. ^ English Wikisource Articles in Popular Science Monthly
  11. ^ WorldCat Title La Vie et l'oeuvre d'Emile Sauvage

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