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Re: Dinosaurs finding around 1600?
Brunna is Brno today and was/is also written (German) Brünn (=Bruenn).
References you might look into are:
DELAIR, JUSTIN B. & SARJEANT, WILLIAM A. S. (2002): The
earliest discoveries of dinosaurs: the records reexamined.
? Proceedings of the Geologists? Association,
113 (3): 185-197, 7 figs.; (Geologists? Association) London.
BUFFETAUT, ERIC, CUNY GILLES & LE LOEUFF, JEAN (1993):
The discovery of French dinosaurs. ? Modern Geology,
18 (2, Special Issue, HALSTEAD memorial volume part ii,
History of the study of dinosaurs, ed. W.A.S. SARJEANT):
161-182, 7 figs.; (Gordon & Breach) Yverdon.
HALSTEAD, L. B. (posthumously) & SARJEANT, W. A. S. (1993):
Scrotum humanum BROOKES - the earliest name for a
dinosaur?. ? Modern Geology, 18 (2, Special Issue,
HALSTEAD memorial volume part ii, History of the study
of dinosaurs, ed. W.A.S. SARJEANT): 221-224, 1 fig.; (Gordon
& Breach) Yverdon.
Dr. Markus Moser
Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkunde Stuttgart
Bayerische Staatssammlung fuer
Palaeontologie und Geologie
> I'm a student in History of Sciences and
> I just subscribe to this mailing list in order to ask your opinion about a
> question I encountered studying a text by a alchemist physician and
> chemist (Treatise of signatures, by Oswald Croll or Crollius).
> Here is the quote:
> "As once in Moravia three miles from Brunna not far from the territory of
> the Abbot of Abroviensis, under a most high rock, were dug out the bones
> of two unknown animals of unusual magnitude, together with two of the same
> likeness younger, which without doubt perished in that solitary place in
> the time of the Deluge of Waters; some relics of which bones, and
> wonderful teeth I caused to be dug up, and in Medical use found them not
> to want much of the efficacity that is attributed to Unicorn Horn."
> Sorry for the bad translation from Latin.
> Here is my problem: as far as I know, not much dinosaurs were dug up circa
> 1600, and the first I've found with a post Linnean name and the name of
> the finder is Scrotum humanum (Brookes) a mere bone named in 1763.
> If you have any information about dinosaurs before 1750, please give me
> your references.
> My other problem is that I haven't been able to locate Brunna so far
> (Slovaquia,probably): this done, I guess I will find out a little more,
> because four dinosaurs in one place doesn't happen every day..
> Please feel free to submit me any hint or hunch you might come up with!