Liston, Jeff (Research Associate) (2016) Leedsichthys problematicus: Arthur Smith Woodward's ‘most embarrassing enigma’. In: Arthur Smith Woodward: His life and influence on modern Vertebrate Palaeontology. GSL Special Publications (430). Geological Society of London, London, pp. 235-259. ISBN 9781862397415Full text not available from this repository.
The link between the renowned palaeoichthyologist Arthur Smith Woodward and the similarly lauded marine reptile collector Alfred Nicholson Leeds may seem an unlikely one, but they formed a close family friendship during their professional acquaintance. Amongst the many fish specimens described by Smith Woodward from Leeds’ Oxford Clay collection, the large suspension feeder Leedsichthys problematicus was a challenge that he failed to resolve in print. Work is done to resolve the confused storage history of the material, in order to identify and reappraise the bones that comprised the type material, in the process revealing a key misidentification that undoubtedly coloured Smith Woodward's type description, and his initial understanding and interpretation of the animal.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
|Theme:||Understanding the natural world|
|Depositing User:||Ross Anderson|
|Date Deposited:||26 Sep 2016 13:36|
|Last Modified:||26 Sep 2016 13:36|
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