Agathaumas [art original] / Chas. R. Knight
- Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 (Artist, Person)
Biographical / Historical
The fossil remains of Agathaumas were first found in 1872 in the Laramie Formation of southwestern Wyoming during Hayden's Geological Survey of the Territories. The discoverers notified paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope of the find, who found more remains in that area. Cope named the animal Agathaumas sylvestris ("marvelous forest-dweller") in reference to its great size and the environment revealed in the same rocks as its bones. He published a description of it in the Proceedings of the American Philosophical society, v. 12, 1872 (p. 481-483).
1 Object : 1 painting : gouache on paper ; 40 x 57 cm., matted in frame 61 x 79 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transfer, Paleontology Department, 2014, March 14.
Signed and dated '97 at lower left. On label mounted on verso of painting: K:AM 189702.
Exhibition note: "Dinosaurs: Past and Present," Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1987-1988.
- Agathaumas painting by Charles R. Knight
- Iris Lee
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