image marsh o c_dinosaurs_1896_plate 85
Image number: RS.12032
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Iguanodon bernissartensis’

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 an early Cretaceous period dinosaur, Iguanodon bernissartensis.

Plate 85 from the book The dinosaurs of North America by Othniel Charles Marsh (Washington, 1896).

The accompanying description states that: ‘The…restoration here given…has been made in outline for comparison with American forms. It is based mainly on photographs of the well-known Belgian specimens, the original of which the writer has studied with considerable care during several visits to Brussels…’

Inscribed above: ‘U.S.GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT PART I PL.LXXXV.’ Inscribed below: ‘RESTORATION OF IGUANODON BERNISSARTENSIS Boulenger. One-fortieth natural size. Wealden, Belgium.’

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