Misunderstood Marine Reptiles: Late Nineteenth-Century Artistic Reconstructions of Prehistoric Marine Life

  title={Misunderstood Marine Reptiles: Late Nineteenth-Century Artistic Reconstructions of Prehistoric Marine Life},
  author={Jane P. Davidson},
Various late nineteenth and early twentieth-century publications contained discussions and images of extinct marine reptiles. Articles about paleontology appeared in popular books and magazines, children's books and scientific publications. Some restorations of fossil marine reptiles were quite accurate in the context of contemporary scientific knowledge while others were not. This dichotomy might be expected in popular literature. But it also appears in publications written by and in… 


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  • E. Cope
  • Environmental Science
    The American Naturalist
  • 1869
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  • Popular Science Monthly
  • 1898
A Great Naturalist : Edward Drinker Cope
  • Century Magazine
  • 1897
Strange Creatures of the Past
  • 1897