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Paleontology - Plesiosaurus

Lot 0024 Details

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Paleontology - Plesiosaurus

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Artist: Oudart, Paul Louis (1796-1850)
Date: Circa 1840's
Dimensions: 6 x 10"
Provenance: Hill House
Subject: Paleontology - Extinct Dinosaurs
Notes & Literature: The first complete skeleton of Plesiosaurus was discovered by early paleontologist and fossil hunter Mary Anning in Sinemurian (Early Jurassic)-age rocks of the lower Lias Group in December 1823.Additional fossils of Plesiosaurus were found in rocks of the Lias Group of Dorset for many years,"until the cessation of quarrying activities in the Lias Group, early in this [20th] century." although less complete remains were used by Henry De la Beche and William Conybeare to name the species two years earlier in 1821,and despite being discovered first, Conybeare's remains were not the holotype; Anning's were.Plesiosaurus was one of the first of the "antediluvian reptiles" to be discovered and excited great interest in Victorian England. It was so-named ("near lizard") by William Conybeare and Henry De la Beche, to indicate that it was more like a normal reptile than Ichthyosaurus, which had been found in the same rock strata just a few years earlier. Plesiosaurus is the archetypical genus of Plesiosauria and the first to be described, hence lending its name to the order. Conybeare and De la Beche coined the name for scattered finds from the Bristol region, Dorset, and Lyme Regis in 1821. The type species of Plesiosaurus, P. dolichodeirus, was named and described by Conybeare in 1824 on the basis of Anning's original finds.
Condition Report: Minor foxing toning. Good plus
Subject References: ID 103FB Paleontology Dinosaur Dinosaurs Science Archaeology Extent Illustrations Engravings Discovery of Discoveries
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Lot 0024 Details

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Paleontology - Plesiosaurus

Rare
Artist: Oudart, Paul Louis (1796-1850)
Date: Circa 1840's
Dimensions: 6 x 10"
Provenance: Hill House
Subject: Paleontology - Extinct Dinosaurs
Notes & Literature: The first complete skeleton of Plesiosaurus was discovered by early paleontologist and fossil hunter Mary Anning in Sinemurian (Early Jurassic)-age rocks of the lower Lias Group in December 1823.Additional fossils of Plesiosaurus were found in rocks of the Lias Group of Dorset for many years,"until the cessation of quarrying activities in the Lias Group, early in this [20th] century." although less complete remains were used by Henry De la Beche and William Conybeare to name the species two years earlier in 1821,and despite being discovered first, Conybeare's remains were not the holotype; Anning's were.Plesiosaurus was one of the first of the "antediluvian reptiles" to be discovered and excited great interest in Victorian England. It was so-named ("near lizard") by William Conybeare and Henry De la Beche, to indicate that it was more like a normal reptile than Ichthyosaurus, which had been found in the same rock strata just a few years earlier. Plesiosaurus is the archetypical genus of Plesiosauria and the first to be described, hence lending its name to the order. Conybeare and De la Beche coined the name for scattered finds from the Bristol region, Dorset, and Lyme Regis in 1821. The type species of Plesiosaurus, P. dolichodeirus, was named and described by Conybeare in 1824 on the basis of Anning's original finds.
Condition Report: Minor foxing toning. Good plus
Subject References: ID 103FB Paleontology Dinosaur Dinosaurs Science Archaeology Extent Illustrations Engravings Discovery of Discoveries

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