Marie Firmin Bocourt

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Marie Firmin Bocourt
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Marie Firmin Bocourt
Born (1819-04-19)19 April 1819
Paris, France
Died 4 February 1904(1904-02-04) (aged 84)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Scientific career
Fields

Marie Firmin Bocourt (19 April 1819 – 4 February 1904) was a French zoologist and artist.

As a young man, he worked as a preparateur for the zoologist Gabriel Bibron (1805–1848), later serving as a museum artist. In 1861, he was sent to Thailand (then called Siam), where he explored the fauna and brought back an important collection of specimens.[1]

He collaborated with Auguste Duméril (1812–1870) on a series called Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, a result of Bocourt's scientific expedition to Mexico and Central America in 1864–1866, in one part during the French Intervention in Mexico led by Napoleon III. Auguste Duméril died in 1870, and the project was continued by Bocourt with assistance from Léon Vaillant (1834–1914), François Mocquard (1834–1917) and Fernand Angel (1881–1950).[2][3] With Vaillant, he published a study on fishes, "Études sur les poissons ", that was included in Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale.[4]

As an artist, he specialized in engravings, doing portraits of contemporary people as well as zoological illustrations.

Delalande's coua (Coua delalandei ), chromolithic print by Bocourt et Fagnet, produced for Alfred Grandidier's L'Histoire Politique, Physique et Naturelle de Madagascar.

Taxa named in honor of Bocourt[edit]

Bocourt has a number of zoological species and subspecies named after him, including the following.

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a different genus.

Works[edit]

  • Bocourt, F. (1868) Descriptions de quelques crotaliens nouveaux appartenant au genre Bothrops, recueillis dans le Guatemala. Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool., ser. 5, vol. 10, p. 201–202.
  • Duméril, A., Bocourt, F. Études sur les reptiles et les batraciens. en la serie "Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique centrale., recherches zoologiques", 3e partie, 1ère section. Paris: Imprimerie Impériale.
  • Duméril, A., Bocourt, F. & Mocquard, F. (1870-1909). Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Recherches zoologiques. Paris: Imprimerie Impériale
  • Bocourt, F. (1873a) Caractères d'une espèce nouvelle d'iguaniens le Sceleporus acathhinus. [Characters on a New Iguana Species, Sceleporus acathinus] Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool. (5)17(6): 1.
  • Bocourt, F. (1873b) Deux notes sur quelques sauriens de l'Amérique tropicale. [Two Notes on Its Tropical (Pan-)American Lizards] Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool. Paleontol. (5)19(4): 1–5.
  • Bocourt, F. (1873c) Note sur quelques espèces nouvelles d'iguaniens du genre Sceleporus. [Notes on the New Iguana Species of the Genre Sceleporus] Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool. (5)17(10): 1–2.
  • Bocourt, F. (1873–1897) Études sur les reptiles. [Studies on Reptiles] Part 3, Sect. 1, Book. 2–15, pp. 33–860, Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale - Recherches Zoologiques. Paris, Imprimerie Imperiale. p. 1012
  • Bocourt, F. (1876a) Note sur quelques reptiles du Mexique. [Notes on Its Reptiles of Mexico] Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool.(6)3(12): 1–4.
  • Bocourt, F. (1876b) Note sur quelques reptiles de l'Isthme de Tehuantepec (Mexique) donnés par M. Sumichrast au Muséum. J. Zool. (Paris) 5: 386–411.
  • Bocourt, F. (1879) Etudes sur les reptiles. [Studies on Reptiles] Miss. Sci. Mexique, Rech. ZooL. Book. 6:361-440, p. 21–22, 22A-22D

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Exeter, England: Pelagic Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.
  2. ^ [1] Softcover, Antiquariaat Junk; (Adler, Kraig. History of Herpetology. pp. 43/44).
  3. ^ World Cat Titles Etudes sur les reptiles et les batraciens. (in French).
  4. ^ WorldCat Titles Études sur les poissons. (in French).
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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. ("Bocourt", pp. 28-29).
  6. ^ Tantilla bocourti at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 5 December 2015.
  7. ^ Vaillant, Léon Louis; Pellegrin, Jacques (1902). "Cichlidés nouveaux de l'Amérique Centrale ". Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 8: 85-86. (in French).