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Armando Dugand

Armando Dugand (July 23, 1906 – 1971) was a Colombian botanist, geobotanist, and ornithologist.

Dugand's father, François Victor (or Francisco Víctor) Dugand, was a successful French banker; his mother was Reyes Geneco (or Gnecco) Coronado. Dugand was educated in France and in the United States (at Albany Business College). In 1927 he married Sara Roncallo.

In 1940 he co-founded the scientific journal ''Caldasia''. He also founded two other scientific journals: ''Mutisia (Acta Botanica Colombiana)'' and ''Lozania (Acta Zoologica Colombiana).

He was director of the Institute of Natural Sciences of the National University of Colombia from 1940 to 1953.

Dugand is commemorated in the scientific names of two snakes, ''Trilepida dugandi'' and ''Scaphiodontophis annulatus dugandi''.

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