- Category : 1807-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (11)
- Incarnation Cross : JX Conservation
French palaeontologist and geologist who named the dinosaurs Hypselosaurus and Rhabdodon, and the crocodilian Crocodylus affuvelensis (now in its own genus, Massaliasuchus) in 1869, in addition to describing the first eggshells that are now considered dinosaurs.
On 7 June 1896, Matheron was awarded a gold medal by the Academy of Marseille to mark his 60th year as an academic.
Matheron died on 31 December 1899, aged 92, in Marseille.