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Lecture 13 – 2/10/10 Dinosaur Basics How and when were dinosaurs first discovered, and by whom? Mary Anning: fossil collector; marine fossils; made honorary member of geological society of UK; raised foundation of interest in fossils William Conybeare: wanted to promote geology, worked hard to reconcile science and religion William Buckland: a great lecturer in Oxford, like an Indiana Jones; found opossum and jaw of megalosaurus (first dinosaur fossil), was bipedal Gideon Mantell: found 2 nd and 3 rd dinosaur fossil; medical doctor; whenever he went around estates on job, wife Mary Ann comes to help; found hylaeosaurus (3 rd animal) Mary Ann Mantell: while helping husband, found iguanodon tooth, 1825 Who first recognized dinosaurs as a group and why? Richard Owen English Next huge anatomist “geek feature” Recognized Dinosauria Owen 1842 Reasons for recognizing Dinosauria At least five fused vertebrae in pelvis Held their limbs under the body (standing)
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