J. L. B. Smith

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James Leonard Brierley Smith (26 September 1897 – 8 January 1968) was a South African ichthyologist, organic chemist, and university professor.[1][2] He was the first to identify a taxidermied fish as a coelacanth, at the time thought to be long extinct.

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J. L. B. Smith
James Leonard Brierley Smith

(1897-09-26)26 September 1897
Died8 January 1968(1968-01-08) (aged 70)
EducationDiocesan College
Alma mater
Known forCoelacanth
SpouseMargaret Mary Smith
ChildrenWilliam Smith
Scientific career
InstitutionsRhodes University