Building Baluchitherium and Indricotherium: Imperial and International Networks in Early-Twentieth Century Paleontology

  title={Building Baluchitherium and Indricotherium: Imperial and International Networks in Early-Twentieth Century Paleontology},
  author={Christopher Paul Manias},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • C. Manias
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Over the first decades of the twentieth century, the fragmentary remains of a huge prehistoric ungulate were unearthed in scientific expeditions in India, Turkestan and Mongolia. Following channels of formal and informal empire, these were transported to collections in Britain, Russia and the United States. While striking and of immense size, the bones proved extremely difficult to interpret. Alternately naming the creature Paraceratherium, Baluchitherium and Indricotherium, paleontologists… 
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