Florentino Azpeitia Moros - Florentino Azpeitia Moros

Florentino Azpeitia and Morós
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Birth March 13, 1859
Ateca , Spain
Death January 2, 1934
(74 years)
Madrid , Spain
nationality Spanish
Educated in Zaragoza's University
Student of Lucas Mallada View and modify data on Wikidata
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Area Biology Geology and Zoology ( Malacology )
Known for passion for mollusks makes him form an impressive collection that reached 80,000 specimens, with more than 8,000 cataloged species

Higher Technical School of Mining and Energy Engineers (Polytechnic University of Madrid)

Botanical abbreviation Azpeitia View and modify data on Wikidata
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Spouse: Dolores Florén with whom he had 5 children

Florentino Azpeitia Moros ( Ateca , 13 as March as 1859 -Madrid, 2 as January as 1934 ) [ 1 ] was a naturalist Spanish . His training was a mining engineer.

He is a figure that would have been relatively forgotten, despite the various academic and scientific positions he held. [ 2 ] In the IPNI database it would appear with his wrong affiliation. He was a student of Lucas Mallada y Pueyo .

Professor of geology and paleontology at the Madrid School of Mining Engineers, he participated in various geological controversies, as well as discussions on taxonomy, nomenclature and identification of living organisms and fossils. [ 3 ]

He was a specialist in malacology and diatomology , had huge collections, and published exhaustive monographs. He liked bibliographic analysis and epistemology .

He was a member of the Royal Spanish Society of Natural History and its president in 1906. In his defense to access the seat of member he read: Meaning and value of fossil species, as an argument in Geology for the classification and distinction of lands [ 4 ]


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