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Image number: RS.12030
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Stegosaurus ungulatus’

Date

1896

Object type

Library reference

RCN54583

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 254mm
width (print): 194mm

Subject

Earth Sciences
   > Palaeontology
      > Fossils

Description

Side view of a reconstruction of the fossilized skeletal remains of a Jurassic period dinosaur, Stegosaurus ungulatus.

Plate 52 from the book The dinosaurs of North America by Othniel Charles Marsh (Washington, 1896).

The accompanying description states that: ‘In this restoration the animal is represented as walking, and the position is adapted to that motion…All the typical members of the Stegosauria are from the Jurassic formation, and the type specimen used in the present restoration was found in Wyoming, in the Atlantosaurus beds of the upper Jurassic.’

Inscribed above: ‘U.S.GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT PART I PL.LII.’ Inscribed below: ‘RESTORATION OF STEGOSAURUS UNGULATUS Marsh. One-thirtieth natural size. Jurassic, Wyoming.’

Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) American palaeontologist and Yale University professor, known for participating in the ‘bone wars’ against Edward Drinker Cope.

Associated place

<The World>
   > North America
      > United States