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Georges Cuvier was a renowned French naturalist and zoologist considered the founder of comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. He originated a system of zoological classification that comprised four phyla based on differences in structure of the skeleton and organs, and his work with fossils greatly advanced the science of paleontology. In 1826, he was named to the Legion of Honour, the most senior order in France....
 
 
Georges Cuvier was a renowned French naturalist and zoologist considered the founder of comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. He originated a system of zoological classification that comprised four phyla based on differences in structure of the skeleton and organs, and his work with fossils greatly advanced the science of paleontology. In 1826, he was named to the Legion of Honour, the most senior order in France....

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