Re: NANFA-L-- Last Night's Nova

Bruce Stallsmith (fundulus at
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:51:51 -0400

Thanks Chris, Latimer was the one who did most of the hard work to preserve
the original specimen and in general kept things going at the museum, with
little respect or pay at the time. At least she's memorialized in the

--Bruce Stallsmith
still looking for fossil fishes in the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: ichthos at
>Reply-To: nanfa-l at
>To: nanfa-l at
>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Last Night's Nova
>Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 13:21:31 +0000
>Marjorie Courtenay Latimer discovered the coelacanth.
>JLB Smith named it Latimeria after the young museum curatrix.
>Chris Scharpf
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