Smith, James Leonard Brierley

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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James Leonard Brierley Smith (1897-1968) was a South African ichthyologist (expert on fish) renowned for being the first to identify the coelacanth as a living species. The coelacanth is a huge prehistoric fish that, until that time, was believed to have been extinct for 40 million years.


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