Philippe Matheron

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Philippe Matheron
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Philippe Matheron
Born 29 October 1807
Died 31 December 1899 (1900-01-01) (aged 92)
Nationality French
Scientific career
Fields palaeontology

Philippe Matheron full name Pierre Philippe Émile Matheron (29 October 1807 – 1899) was a French palaeontologist and geologist. He was born on October 29, as the son of Jean Esprit Matheron and Rosalie Françoise Sansan. On June 7, 1896, Matheron was awarded a gold medal by the Academy of Marseille to mark his 60th year as an academic. Matheron named the dinosaurs Hypselosaurus and Rhabdodon, and the crocodilian Crocodylus affuvelensis (now in its own genus, Massaliasuchus) in 1869, in addition to describing the first eggshells that are now considered dinosaurs.[1]


  1. ^ Fournier, R. (1993). "Philippe Matheron (1807–1899) « Le Pére de la Géologie Provençale »" (PDF). Provence Historique - Fascicule. 172: 167–172.