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alexandre brongniart

French mineralogist, geologist, and naturalist, who first arranged the geologic formations of the Tertiary Period (from 66.4 to 1.6 million years ago) in chronological order and described them.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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