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Re: Backwards brontosaur?

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The Gilded Dinosaur : The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science by Mark Jaffe

On 17/06/2006, at 5:02 AM, Danvarner@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 6/16/2006 2:37:35 PM Eastern Standard Time,
keesey@gmail.com writes:

<< Plesiosaur (specifically _Elasmosaurus_), not "brontosaur".  The
mistake was made by none other than Edward Drinker Cope, and  Othniel
Charles Marsh pointing it out and publicizing it is supposedly  what
led do their feud. >>

Actually, it was Joseph Leidy who spotted the error. Marsh made use of it
later. See Mike Everhart's excellent article:



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