John Campbell Merriam

Paleontologist, Academic

1869 – 1945

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Who was John Campbell Merriam?

John Campbell Merriam was an American paleontologist. The first vertebrate paleontologist on the West Coast of the United States, he is best known for his taxonomy of vertebrate fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, particularly with the genus Smilodon, more commonly known as the sabertooth cat.

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Born
Oct 20, 1869
Hopkinton
Also known as
  • John Merriam
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Lenox College
Employment
  • University of California, Berkeley
Died
Oct 30, 1945

Submitted
on July 23, 2013