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Deux paléontologues berrichons : André Èmile Benoist (1845-1904) et l’abbé Alexis Delaunay (1867-1946), et leur contribution à l’étude du Bathonien de Saint-Gaultier (Indre, France)

Abstract : André Èmile Benoist (1845-1904), dentist, and Alexis Delaunay (1867-1946), abbe, contributed significantly to the paleontological knowledge of the Bathonian from Saint-Gaultier (Indre department, France). When he lived in Bordeaux, Mr Benoist was a hard worker and published many contributions to the Tertiary of the Aquitaine basin. He discovered new terranes and specially the Bathonian when he moved in the Indre department in 1892. He collected many fossils that he sent to the most famous palaeontologists at that time: Cossmann, Koby, Lambert… After an ecclesiastic education in Bourges (Cher department), Abbe Delaunay was responsible for education at the “Petit-Séminaire” of Saint-Gaultier. Found of sciences, he bought and collected many fossils of the Bathonian of his country and took over Benoist in the study of these deposits. The life history of these two scientists is redrawn as the history of the paleontological study of fossils from Saint-Gaultier. Finally, original types are located and typification is revised.
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Damien Gendry. Deux paléontologues berrichons : André Èmile Benoist (1845-1904) et l’abbé Alexis Delaunay (1867-1946), et leur contribution à l’étude du Bathonien de Saint-Gaultier (Indre, France). Symbioses, 2015, ns, n°33, pp.1-16. ⟨insu-01232160⟩

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