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Does anybody have a link to a guide to the Crystal Palace dinosaurs? Not
just the ones that where eventually built, but the ones that were planned,
I'm looking for information to help me identify one of the critters in an
engraving, thats apparently held by the Ann Ronan library ref. 27a
(according to the picture credits for David Norman's "Dinosaur!" - its the
picture on page 75, and on page 125 of "The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaur"
by Joseph Wallace).
It's of Hawkin's workshop, and it shows the big nose-horned _Iguanodon_ in
the background, and the rear end of what i *think* was meant to be
_Hylaeosaurus_ next to it, and a man working on the _Iguanodon_.
In the foreground, left, is a nasty looking humped beastie that might be
_Megalosaurus_ (although it doesn't look anything like the one they built at
Crystal Palace, except for the hump), and on the right is the Thing i'm
trying to identify. It looks like a tortoise, except it has tusks.
I'd also just be interested in general if people know of sites with other
engravings (or paintings) like this one, and identification keys. For some
reason i've suddenly become enamoured of the early, innacurate
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