Juan Bautista Bru (1740–1799) and the description of the genus Megatherium

  title={Juan Bautista Bru (1740–1799) and the description of the genus Megatherium},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a L{\'o}pez Pi{\~n}ero},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • J. Piñero
  • Published 1 March 1988
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology

Sauropodomorph skeletal mounts as scientific devices for testing hypotheses

Fossil skeletal mounts are more than popular attractions at paleontological exhibitions. Thorough History they have proven, when properly mounted, to be great devices for evaluating paleobiological


The Xenarthrans: Armadillos, Glyptodonts, Anteaters, and Sloths

A discussion of the possible but unconfirmed origins of the xenarthra is suggested, and the group is presented as one of the most ancient lineages of modern mammals and native South Americans.

Reconstructing hypothetical sauropod tails by means of 3D digitization: Lirainosaurus astibiae as case study

A hypothetical reconstruction of the tail of the titanosaurian sauropod Lirainosaurus astibiae is proposed to assess its neutral posture and range of motion thanks to a virtual 3D skeletal mount and has a osteological neutral pose similar to other titanosaurs.

Fossil dealers, the practices of comparative anatomy and British diplomacy in Latin America, 1820–1840

  • I. Podgorny
  • Geography
    The British Journal for the History of Science
  • 2012
Abstract This paper traces the trade routes of South American fossil mammal bones in the 1830s, thus elaborating both local and intercontinental networks that ascribed new meanings to objects with

The Darwinian Revolution Revisited

  • S. Herbert
  • Education
    Journal of the history of biology
  • 2005
The “Darwinian revolution” remains an acceptable phrase to describe the change in thought brought about by the theory of evolution, provided that the revolution is seen as occurring over an extended

Georges Cuvier's paper museum of fossil bones

ABSTRACT The research on fossil bones by Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) is an instructive example of the making of scientific knowledge in the indoor setting of a museum. The trajectory of his specimens

Bipedalism and quadrupedalism in Megatheriurn: an attempt at biomechanical reconstruction

Estimation of the body mass of the type of the species Megatherium americanum and using the published tracks, different mechanical parameters, such as speed, Froude number, indicators of athletic ability and bending and resistance moments of the vertebral column were calculated in both bipedal and quadrupedal conditions.



Darwin and the Beagle.

An account of Darwin's five-year expedition, as a naturalist on board HMS Beagle, illustrated from contemporary sources.

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

This volume is part of the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin, the most celebrated naturalist of the nineteenth century. Notes and appendixes put these fascinating and