Auguste Boissonneau

Auguste Boissonneau (26 July 1802, Saumur – 7 July 1883, Paris) was a French ornithologist and ocularist. In the latter field he was a pioneer of ocular prosthesis.[1]

Advertisement from Boissonneau in The Medical Directory for Scotland, 1854

As an ornithologist, he was the taxonomic authority of numerous species native to tropical and subtropical South America. The hummingbird genus Boissonneaua (Reichenbach, 1854) commemorates his name, as does the species Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii (streaked tuftedcheek), a bird circumscribed by Frédéric de Lafresnaye in 1840.[2]

Ornithological taxa described by BoissonneauEdit

Partial bibliographyEdit

  • Nouvelles espèces d'Oiseaux-Mouches de Santa-Fé de Bogota, Revue zoologique la Société cuviérienne, 1839, S. 354–356.
  • Oiseaux nouveaux ou peu connus de Santa-Fé de Bogota, Revue zoologique la Société cuviérienne, 1840, S. 2–8.
  • Nouvelle espèce du genre Pic, Revue zoologique la Société cuviérienne, 1840, S. 36–37
  • Oiseaux nouveaux de Santa-Fé de Bogota, Revue zoologique la Société cuviérienne, 1840, S. 66–71.
  • Recherche sur l'histoire des yeux artifisiels, Annales de la Société de médecine de Gand, 1843.
  • Prothèse oculaire. Yeux artificiels mobiles de M. Boissonneau, 1849.
  • "Methode of complete and individual appropriation of artificial eyes comprising the different kinds of advertissements, with the wood cuts belonging to them. M. Auguste Boissonneau's moveable artificial eyes..." W. T. Soulby, 1853.
  • De la Restauration de la physionomie chez les personnes privées d'un oeil, 1859.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents ... Great Britain. Patent Office
  2. ^ The Eponym Dictionary of Birds by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson
  3. ^ ITIS Taxon author: Boissonneau, 1840
  4. ^ Catalogue of Scientific Papers (1800-1900): ser. 1 , 1800-1863 by Royal Society (Great Britain), Henry White, Herbert McLeod, Henry Forster Morley
  5. ^ Google Search List of published works.