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Re: Knight drawing of Chimaera

In a message dated 6/15/2007 4:32:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time,  
allenph@unimelb.edu.au writes:

<< Alas, someone had misassociated 
a Dimetrodon skull with  Edaphosaurus postcrania, so the reconstructed 
animal portrayed is a  chimaera: something with an Edaphosaurid sail, 
but an oversize Spenacodontid  head (with a cheerful expression, and 
what looks like an ear-hole in an  implausibly high conjectural 
position). >>

I haven't seen that issue of SA yet, but Knight did  a sculpture of this 
beast. He later corrected the head to make a proper  Edaphosaurus. A copy of 
corrected sculpture is in the Philadelphia Academy  of Natural Sciences. Knight 
had to correct several of his Dimetrodon paintings.  DV

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