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Gervais, Paul François Louis

French zoologist, paleoprimatologist, student of Blainville; Gervais re-evaluated his mentor’s description of Pithecus antiquus, which he re-classified as Pliopithecus (Gervais 1849); he also first described Oreopithecus (Gervais 1872) and Plesiadapis (Gervais 1877).

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