I. Remarks upon Archæopteryx lithographica

@article{HuxleyIRU,
  title={I. Remarks upon Arch{\ae}opteryx lithographica},
  author={Thomas Henry Huxley Huxley},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={243 - 248}
}
  • T. Huxley
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
The unique specimen of Archæopteryx lithographica (von Meyer) which at present adorns the collection of fossils in the British Museum, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting relics of the extinct fauna of long-past ages; and the correct interpretation of the fossil is of proportional importance. Hence I do not hesitate to trouble the Royal Society with the following remarks, which are, in part, intended to rectify certain errors which appear to me to be contained in the description of the… Expand
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