Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer and Coelacanth

Courtesy of the East London Museum, South Africa1938

The Royal Society

The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom

Press photograph showing the curator of the East London Museum, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, with the taxidermied specimen of coelacanth found off the coast of East London.
The specimen was identified by the ichthyologist of Rhodes University, James Leonard Brierley Smith, as belonging to the coelacanth genus thought extinct. He named the specimen Latimeria chalumnae, after Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer


  • Title: Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer and Coelacanth
  • Creator: Courtesy of the East London Museum, South Africa
  • Date Created: 1938

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