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Antoine Risso

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Author abbrev. (botany)  Risso
Fields  Natural history
Role  Author
Name  Antoine Risso
Author abbrev. (zoology)  Risso

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Born  8 April 1777 Nice (1777-04-08)
Died  August 25, 1845, Nice, France

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Giuseppe Antonio Risso (8 April 1777 – 25 August 1845), called Antoine Risso, was a Niçard naturalist.

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Risso was born in the city of Nice in the Duchy of Savoy, and studied under Giovanni Battista Balbis. He published Ichthyologie de Nice (1810), Histoire naturelle de l'Europe méridionale (1826) and Histoire Naturelle des Orangers (1818–1822). Risso's dolphin was named after him. He is denoted by the author abbreviation Risso when citing a botanical name; the same abbreviation is used for zoological names.

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Genera and species named after him

  • Rissoa Freminville in Desmarest, 1814: a genus of gastropods
  • Rissoella J. Agardh, 1849: a genus of algae
  • Electrona risso (Cocco, 1829): a lanternfish
  • Genera and species named by him

    He named 549 marine genera and species. IPNI gives 81 records for Risso.

    References

    Antoine Risso Wikipedia


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