Charles Alexandre Lesueur

Jan 1, 1778 - Dec 12, 1846

Charles Alexandre Lesueur was a French naturalist, artist, and explorer. He was a prolific natural-history collector, gathering many type specimens in Australia, Southeast Asia, and North America, and was also responsible for describing numerous species, including the spiny softshell turtle, smooth softshell turtle, and common map turtle. Both Mount Lesueur and Lesueur National Park in Western Australia are named in his honor.
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