This Day in History: 1793-01-31

Joseph Paul Gaimard was born on this day. A French naturalist and physician, he participated in 4 major expeditions of scientific exploration between 1817 and 1840, two in the company of Jean René Quoy. Together with Quoy he described around 1100 taxa.
Gaimard is honoured in the names of 129 taxa including one superfamily, one family, a genus, and in various species under gaimard, gaimardi, or gaimardii.