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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)
  From: DAESCHLER@say.acnatsci.org
  To: vrtpaleo@usc.edu, SCHUYLER@say.acnatsci.org
  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
  localities.
  
  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,
  and students.
  
  434 pages, including 60-page bibliography and 32-page index.

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