Lermontova, Ekaterina Vladimirovna
Born Jan. 29 (Feb. 11), 1899, in St. Petersburg; died Jan. 9, 1942, in Leningrad. Soviet paleontologist; the first researcher of Cambrian trilobite fauna on the territory of the USSR and creator of the first stratigraphic scheme of Siberia in the Cambrian period. Granddaughter of a cousin of M. Iu. Lermontov.
Lermontova graduated from the Women’s Pedagogical Institute in 1910 and the University of St. Petersburg in 1912. Beginning in 1921 she worked on the Geological Committee; subsequently she worked in the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Geology. Her principal works dealt with the trilobites of the southern Urals, of Siberia, of Middle Asia, and of Kazakhstan. Several fossil animals, algae, and biostratigraphic subdivisions, chiefly of the Cambrian period, have been named after Lermontova.