Fictionalized facts; “The Young Fossil Hunters” by Charles H. Sternberg

  title={Fictionalized facts; “The Young Fossil Hunters” by Charles H. Sternberg},
  author={Jane P. Davidson and Michael J. Everhart},
“As the explorer approaches the beds of the Niobrara Group, he often sees in the distance a city of imposing grandeur. Wide streets, lined with buildings of dazzling whiteness meet his eye, and only a near approach will convince him that he is looking at nature's handiwork. The rains of ages have cut and fashioned the soft limestone into the semblance of cities.” Charles H. Sternberg, “The Niobrara Group.” (1881) “On the fırst day of May, 1876, three young men were seated around a campfıre at… 

Cope’s rule in the evolution of marine animals

Diversification produced a 150-fold increase in the mean size of marine animals over the past 542 million years, indicating that the pattern does not reflect a simple scaling-up of widespread and persistent selection for larger size within populations.

The Last Time: Edward Drinker Cope's Last Trip to Kansas

  • J. Davidson
  • Geology
    Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science
  • 2016
In late summer, 1893, Edward Drinker Cope (1840–1897) conducted an exploratory and networking expedition through the Dakotas, eastern Wyoming, Kansas, the Panhandle areas of Oklahoma and Texas, and



Edward Drinker Cope, Professor Paleozoic and Buffalo Land

Abstract William E. Webb's 1872 book Buffalo Land, written for the Kansas Pacific Railroad, was a typical railroad advertising publication with one exception. Webb's fictional story of a group of

Explorations of the Permian of Texas and the Chalk of Kansas, 1918

The splendid skeleton of Dimetrodon gigas I collected in 1917 and sold to the United States National Museum has been mounted at last, and is one of the world's famous specimens. I do not know of a

Expeditions to the Miocene of Wyoming and the Chalk Beds of Kansas

This specimen, according to Doctor Matthew, curator of vertebrate palmontology in the American Museuim of Natural History, New York, is the best single specimen known, and is the size of their mounted composite specimen that measures over twelve feet long and about eight feet high.

Rediscovery of the Hesperornis regalis Marsh 1871 Holotype Locality Indicates an Earlier Stratigraphic Occurrence

The type specimen of a large, flightless marine bird, Hesperornis regalis, was collected by O.C. Marsh in 1871. Due to the practices of the time, and the lack of accurate maps, the type locality was

The Permian of Texas

FROM the time of the publications of Marcou and Shumard on the Geology of the Southwest to the present, the existence of Permian in Texas has been reported by various observers. Many have doubted its

Sternberg's Expedition to the Red Deer River, Alberta, 1917

off in thin sheets. It is also associated with other rock-forming materials, and in this way makes schist or a mica pudding stone. Hornblende, called amphibole by some mineralogists, is not so common

The Fossil Reptiles of New Jersey (Continued)

  • E. Cope
  • Environmental Science
    The American Naturalist
  • 1869
I shot a female bird of this species at the highest camp on the Little Blackfoot River, near where it doubtless had raised a brood, as theyseek such clear rapid streams for that purpose in the Cascade Mountains.

Notice of a new suborder of Pterosauria

  • O. C. Marsh
  • History, Geology
    American Journal of Science
  • 1876
TEE first Pterodactyle rliscovered in this country was found by the writer, in 1870, in the Upper Cretaceous of Kansas; and durillg the next year two other species were obtained in the same region.*

Pliocene Man

  • Geology
  • 1915
THE discussion originated by the Rev. Osmund Fisher in NATURE of September 4, 1913 (vol. xcii., p. 6), has led to the systematic exploration, by a committee of the Dorset Field Club, of the Dewlish

The Life of a Fossil Hunter