Antoine Risso
Giuseppe Antonio Risso called Antoine Risso, was a Niçard
Niçard , Nissart/Niçart , Niçois , or Nizzardo is considered a distinct subdialect of the Occitan language spoken in the city of Nice and in the historical County of Nice Niçard (Classical orthography), Nissart/Niçart (Mistralian orthography), Niçois (French, IPA: ), or Nizzardo (Italian, IPA: )...

Natural history
Natural history is the scientific research of plants or animals, leaning more towards observational rather than experimental methods of study, and encompasses more research published in magazines than in academic journals. Grouped among the natural sciences, natural history is the systematic study...


Risso was born in Nice
Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of more than 955,000 on an area of...

, County of Nice, a part of the Duchy of Savoy
Duchy of Savoy
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, and studied under Giovanni Battista Balbis. He published (1810), (1826) and (1818–1822). Risso's dolphin
Risso's Dolphin
Risso's dolphin is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus.-Taxonomy:Risso's dolphin is named after Antoine Risso, whose description formed the basis of the first public description of the animal, by Georges Cuvier, in 1812...

 was named after him. He is denoted by the author abbreviation Risso when citing
Author citation (botany)
In botanical nomenclature, author citation refers to citing the person who validly published a botanical name, i.e. who first published the name while fulfilling the formal requirements as specified by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature...

 a botanical name
Botanical name
A botanical name is a formal scientific name conforming to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and, if it concerns a plant cultigen, the additional cultivar and/or Group epithets must conform to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants...


Genera and species named after him

  • Rissoa
    Rissoa is a genus of minute sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the family Rissoidae.The genus was first introduced by M. de Freminville for some small shells observed by M. Antoine Risso, a distinguished naturalist of Nice, France. They were described by M. Demarest in 1814...

    Freminville in Desmarest, 1814 : a genus of gastropods.
  • Rissoella
    Rissoella are a genus of minute sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Rissoellidae-Species:According to the World Register of Marine Species , the following species with valid names are included within the genus Rissoella :...

    J. Agardh, 1849 : a genus algae

Genera and species named by him

He named 549 marine genera and species . IPNI
The International Plant Names Index is a database of botanical names. It indexes names of seed plants, ferns and "fern allies". Coverage is best at the rank of species and genus...

 gives 81 records for Risso

External links

  • Books by Antoine Risso at Internet Archive
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