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[DAESCHLER@say.acnatsci.org: New Publication !]
My apologies to those who already saw this on VRTPaleo. For everyone
else, I hope you find this of interest -- MR:
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 14:10:36 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: New Publication !
*** ANSP SPECIAL PUBLICATION 16 ***
A STUDY OF FOSSIL VERTEBRATE TYPES IN
THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA
This is a unique study of the type specimens in the vertebrate
paleontology collection at the oldest natural science museum in
North America. The Academy's 400+ types were described between 1822
and 1994. Most are from the beginnings of vertebrate paleontology
in North America, including taxa described by Richard Harlan, Joseph
Leidy, and Edward Drinker Cope, to name a few.
Entries include: The first North American dinosaurs, _Deinodon_,
_Troodon_, _Trachodon_, and _Paleoscincus_, described by Leidy in
1856; _Hadrosaurus foulkii_ Leidy 1859; and _Dryptosaurus
aquilunguis_ (Cope) 1866; the first descriptions of White River
badlands and Bridger Basin faunas; Pleistocene taxa from Big Bone
Lick, Kentucky; Port Kennedy Cave, Pennsylvania; Burnet Cave, New
Mexico; and early collections from the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
THIS WORK IS MUCH MORE THAN A TYPE CATALOG.
Part 1 places the fossil material in historical context with an
overview of vertebrate paleontology at the Academy, collectors and
Part 2 contains extenstively annotated entries describing type
status, inventory, literature citations, and conservation
information for each lot. This part is arranged by major systematic
group: fishes, amphbians, reptiles, birds, terrestrial mammals,
marine mammals, and ichnofossils.
Part 3 documents the interpretive methods used in the study of
sometimes- problematic historical fossil material. This publication
will be useful for researchers, curators, historians, librarians,
434 pages, including 60-page bibliography and 32-page index.
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