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Agathaumas [art original] / Chas. R. Knight

 Item
Identifier: Art Survey no. 749

Dates

  • 1897

Creator

Extent

1 Object : 1 painting : gouache on paper ; 40 x 57 cm., matted in frame 61 x 79 cm.

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).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer, Paleontology Department, 2014, March 14.

Related Materials

AMNH negative no. 322527; 4"x5" slide no. 2419; 35mm slide no. 2419.

General

Signed and dated '97 at lower left. On label mounted on verso of painting: K:AM 189702.
General Exhibition note: "Dinosaurs: Past and Present," Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1987-1988.
Subtitle
Agathaumas painting by Charles R. Knight
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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