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Re: Significant dates in dino history



Chris Nedin wrote:

>1677 - First published record of a dinosaur bone (described as a giant
>human thigh bone)

I thought that Plot's (1677) first attempt at describing this item ended in
him identifying it as a thighbone of an animal similar to but larger than
an ox. The human connection didnt occur for another 80 years when Platt
(1759) described it as a human scrotum.

Cheers, Paul

pwillis@ozemail.com.au