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John Phillips (1800-1874)

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Professor John Phillips. FRS (25 December 1800 – 24 April 1874). English geologist.

nephew of William Smith, "father of English geology"

1841 he published the first global geologic time scale based on correlating strata world wide based on fossils, helping to standardize terminology including the term Mesozoic, which he invented. [1]

President of the Geological Society


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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Phillips_(geologist)