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Re: Name of 1787 dinosaur from New Jersey?



In a message dated 6/27/01 8:07:17 PM EST, dinosaur@dinosaur.org writes:

<< Some fragments of a dinosaur was purportedly found in Gloucester County,
 New Jersey by Matlack and Caspar Wistar in 1787
 
 Can anyone tell me what it was ultimately named? >>

It was not named, and the specimen, likely a hadrosaur metatarsal, is 
currently lost, perhaps somewhere in the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences. 
(See Weishampel & Young, Dinosaurs of the East Coast.)