Original paper

Sauveur Abel Aubert Petit de la Saussaye (1792–1870), his malacological work and taxa, with notes on his correspondence

Breure, Abraham S. H.; Backhuys, Wim


The life and work of Sauveur A. A. Petit de la Saussaye is summarised, including his malacological bibliography, the taxa he described, and eponyms. He described 141 new taxa and published over 200 articles and notes. Correspondence of 9 contemporary scientists with Petit de la Saussaye is partly transcribed or summarised. His contact network is reconstructed on the basis of his correspondence, authors who contributed to the Journal de conchyliologie during the years he was editor, and names mentioned in his papers.


biographybibliographycontact networkcorrespondenceeponymsnew taxa