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Philippe Bouchet (born 1953) is a French biologist whose primary scientific fields of study are malacology (the study of molluscs) and taxonomy. He works at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He is also a Commissioner of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

Philippe Bouchet
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Philippe Bouchet in May, 2005
Scientific career
FieldsMalacology, taxonomy
InstitutionsMuséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Bouchet published Taxonomy of the Gastropoda with the malacologist Jean-Pierre Rocroi in 2005, which laid out a new taxonomy of Gastropod molluscs.

He has named over 500 new taxa of mollusks, and numerous taxa have been named in his honor.

Professional achievementsEdit

Bouchet is a senior professor at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, and is head of the Malacology laboratory and the Taxonomy Collections Unit there.[1] He is also one of the Commissioners of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and has been a member of the ICZN since 1990.[2]

Philippe Bouchet is co-editor of several volumes in the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos series.[citation needed]

In 2005, Bouchet was the senior author (editor) (with Jean-Pierre Rocroi) of a taxonomy of the Gastropoda, published in a paper entitled "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families" published in the journal Malacologia.[3]

Bouchet is the head of the 2004 Panglao Marine Biodiversity Project.[1]

Taxa named, and taxa named in his honorEdit

By the end of 2010, Bouchet had described (alone or together with others) more than 500 new species, mainly gastropods.[4][5] More than 70 new species have been named in his honor.[5] Bouchet was honored with a new genus named after him by Houart & Héros in 2008: Bouchetia.[6] And in 2012, Bouchet was honored by having a monotypic family (and genus) of gastropods named after him: Bouchetispiridae (and Bouchetispira) by Kantor, Strong & Puillandre.[7]


In 2001 Bouchet was awarded the Marine Sciences Prize of the French Academy of Sciences for his work on the vertical migration of gastropod larvae.[2]


His publications as author or co-author are numerous. A few examples are listed below:


  1. ^ a b "Pangalao Marine Biodiversity Project website". Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "ICZN website". Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  3. ^ Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1–2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.
  4. ^ "ICZN Professor Philippe Bouchet". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Taxon list". Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  6. ^ Houart Roland, Heros Virginie (2008). Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Fiji and Tonga, Mémoires du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (in French). 196. pp. 437–480. ISSN 1243-4442.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  7. ^ Kantor Y.I., Strong E.E., Puillandre N. (2012). "A new lineage of Conoidea (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda) revealed by morphological and molecular data". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 78 (3): 246–255. doi:10.1093/mollus/eys007.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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