Cuvier may refer to:

  • Georges Cuvier, (1769–1832), French naturalist and zoologist
  • Frédéric Cuvier (1773–1838), French zoologist
  • Cuvier, Jura, a commune of the Jura département in France
  • Cuvier Island, a lighthouse island in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
  • Cuvier (crater), a lunar crater
  • Le Bas-Cuvier and Le Cuvier Rempart are climbing areas in Fontainebleau, France.

Famous quotes containing the word cuvier:

    As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on “The Survival of the Fittest.” These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)