The French paleontologist and winegrower Auguste Courtiller (1795-1875) studied architecture in Paris. After that, he worked in his hometown Saumur (Loire) with scientific research. He is one of the founders of the local museum and author of the museum catalog.
For thirty years, he led the wine-growing station in Saumur and planted the extensive herbarium Jardin des Plantes with vines. cuttings on. His name is immortalized in some grape varieties, eg. B at the of him at the Loire introduced Admirable de Courtiller or at the 1842 selected by him Courtiller Musqué ( Muscat Précoce de Saumur ). As a paleontologist in 1860 he described the ammonite species Ammonites cephalotus and Kamerunoceras salmuriensis.