Pierre Toussaint Marcel de Serres de Mesplès

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Pierre Toussaint Marcel de Serres de Mesplès (3 November 1780  – 22 July 1862 in Montpellier), also known as Marcel de Serres, was a French caver, geologist and naturalist.[1]


Professor of mineralogy and geology in the faculty of science at Montpellier University from 1809. He occupied this university chair for 53 years. His professional interests included the human and animal fossils of the caves of the south of France. At his end he contributed to the French state a large number of fossils of the region Languedoc.[1][2]

He was contemporary with Cuvier (either Frédéric or Georges ).[3]


  1. ^ a b Jean Gouillard (2004). Histoire des entomologistes français, 1750–1950. Édition entièrement revue et augmentée. Paris: Boubée. 
  2. ^ Montpellier University 2 © Tela Botanica et Réseau Ecole et Nature / 2004–2006. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  3. ^ MEMOIR ON THE QUESTION – WHETHER ANY LAND MAMMALS HAVE CEASED TO EXIST SINCE MAN'S FORMATION ; AND WHETHER MAN HAS BEEN CONTEMPORAOUS WITH SPECIES NOW LOST OR APPEARING NO LONGER TO HAVE REPRESENTATIVES ON THE EARTH ? (pp. 160–175 and 285–289 of Robert Jameson, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society – The Edinburgh new philosophical journal: exhibiting a view of the progressive discoveries and improvements in the sciences and the arts, Volume 16 A. and C. Black, 1834. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  4. ^ "Author Query for 'M.Serres'". International Plant Names Index. 

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