17b. Iguanodon on its Haunches, 1896


The Reptile volume of Richard Lydekker's Royal Natural History contains a rarely-reproduced life restoration of Iguanodon. It was drawn by Alice B. Woodward, and shows the dinosaur in a squatting but upright position. It is probable that the pose was derived from the recently installed Iguanodon skeleton in the British Museum (Natural History).

Note that this Iguanodon does not have a horn as did earlier models (see for example Goodrich's Iguanodon, or that of Louis Figuier), but instead shows two thumb spikes, which utilize the previously-misplaced horn bones.


Lydekker, Richard. The Royal Natural History. Volume V: [Reptiles]. London: Warne, 1896. This work is part of our History of Science Collection, but it was NOT included in the original exhibition.

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