Abbé Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752-1804)  French naturalist who contributed sections on cetaceans, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects to the “Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique“,1823.  He was the first scientist to study the feral child Victor of Aveyron (c. 1788 – 1828), whose life inspired François Truffaut’s film, “The Wild Child”/”L’Enfant sauvage” (1970).

 Additionally, Bonnaterre is credited with identifying about 25 new species of fish – 400 illustrations of said and related species appear in his encyclopedic work.

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