Taylor, Michael A (Research Associate) (2015) Rediscovery of an Ichthyosaurus breviceps Owen, 1881 sold by Mary Anning (1799-1847) to the surgeon Astley Cooper (1768-1841) and figured by William Buckland (1784-1856) in his Bridgewater Treatise. Geoscience in South-West England , 13 (3). pp. 321-327. ISSN 0566-3954

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An extant specimen of Ichthyosaurus breviceps Owen, 1881 is identified as that sold by Mary Anning the younger, fossil collector of Lyme Regis, to the eminent surgeon Sir Astley Cooper in 1831. It was figured by William Buckland in the prestigious Bridgewater Treatise Geology and mineralogy considered with reference to natural theology of 1836, thereby becoming a widely known exemplar. Its scientific, historical and cultural significance is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ichthyosauria, Mary Anning, Astley Cooper, William Buckland, Lower Jurassic, Lyme Regis, Dorset.
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 11:59
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2015 15:29
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1362

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