26a. Marsh's Claosaurus, 1892


In 1891 Hatcher found an articulated skeleton, complete with skull, of an ornithopod. In 1892 Marsh named it Claosaurus annectens, and he illustrated his paper with this fine skeletal restoration. It shows the animal as an upright biped, a pose that had become standard for all of Marsh's restorations except for the large sauropods. After Marsh's death, Beecher would supervise the restoration of the actual skeleton for the Peabody Museum; it would be the first such skeleton in the United States.


Marsh, Othniel C. "Restorations of Claosaurus and Ceratosaurus," in: American Journal of Science, series 3, vol. 44 (1892), pp. 343-349. This work is part of our History of Science Collection, but it was NOT included in the original exhibition.

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