This Day In History: 1852-04-11


Georges Pruvot (1852 – 1924) was born on this day.
He was a French zoologist working on polychaete worms, director of the Arago laboratory at Banyuls-sur-Mer, southern France (1900), married to malacologist Alice Pruvot-Fol (1873 – 1972).

Georges Pruvot described around 37 taxa and is honoured in the names of a number of taxa and in the names of species under pruvoti.

Alice Pruvot-Fol described around 137 taxa and is honoured in the names of a number of taxa and in the names of species under pruvotae, pruvotfolae, or apefae.