Owen coined the term 'Dinosauria'. (1860)

Owen, Sir Richard F.R.S.

Palaeontology or a Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and their Geological Relations.

Date: 1860

First edn, A & C Black, Edinburgh, 1860. 8vo, xvi, 420p, 32p cat. Folding table & text engravings. Nr fine copy in original cloth gilt. Sir Richard Owen was an important biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist. He agreed with Darwin that evolution occurred, but thought it was more complex than outlined in Darwin's ‘On the Origin of Species’. He is probably best remembered today for coining the term ‘Dinosauria’.


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