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Côme-Damien Degland (6 July 1787 – 1 January 1856, Lille) was a French physician and zoologist.[1]


Degland was born at Armentières, and lived in Lille for most of his life, where he was the chief of the Hôpital Saint-Sauveur, and where he died. He participated in the founding of the Lille Natural History Museum, which owed much of its original zoological collection to purchases he made. He published a catalogue of the museums beetles in 1821, and a two-volume catalogue of the birds of France and Europe in 1849.[citation needed] With Zéphirin Gerbe, he was co-author of Ornithologie européenne, ou, Catalogue descriptif, analytique et raisonné des oiseaux observés en Europe (second edition, 1867).[2][3]

A bird species, the white-winged scoter (Melanitta deglandi), is named after Degland.[4]


  1. ^ Naumannia: Journal für die ornithologie, vorzugsweise Europa's ..., Volume 6
  2. ^ Ornithologie européenne, ou, Catalogue descriptif Biodiversity Library
  3. ^ Note: The first edition of Ornithologie européenne was published by Degland as its sole author in 1849; the second edition (1867) was published by Gerbe several years after Degland's death.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2014). The Eponym Dictionary of Birds. Bloomsbury. ISBN 1472905741.