Vertebrate paleontology -classic era

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De La Rue Dinosaurs laughing at Darwin

Future paleontologists studying the strange remains of a former inhabitant of earth.

Another of the Iguanodons from the 1878 coal mine discovery. Plate c1883. HD-ish. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Another of the Iguanodons from the 1878 coal mine discovery. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Another of the Iguanodons from the 1878 coal mine discovery. Plate c1883. HD-ish. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

Drawings of dinosaurs in death poses by Gustave Lavalette - Unearthed in Belgium

Torosaurus skull being prepared at Yale, late 19th century probably. HD

cynpeterson: “Photo of one of the Yale Torosaurus ”

A tyrannosaur skull discovered by Joseph Tyrrell in 1884, later named Albertosaurus. HD image from Tyrrell Museum.

A tyrannosaur skull discovered by Joseph Tyrrell in later named Albertosaurus. HD image from Tyrrell Museum.

Scenes from the early days of palaeontology in Germany :D. From Pouchet (1871) The Universe. HD

Scenes from the early days of palaeontology in Germany :D. From Pouchet The Universe.

Iguanodon from Bernissart, Belgium. I have posted this 1883 plate before, but the The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has recently posted 6 more images from this series, showing the 1878 coal mine Iguanodons in death poses, as found.

Drawings of dinosaurs in death poses by Gustave Lavalette - Unearthed in…

Another of the Iguanodons from the 1878 coal mine discovery. Plate c1883. HD-ish. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

The Artist Who Sketched Fossils In Their Death Poses Gustave Lavalette

Another of the Iguanodons from the 1878 coal mine discovery. Plate c1883. HD-ish. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences,

Another of the Iguanodons from the 1878 coal mine discovery. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences,

Another of the plates from the 1878 coal mine discovery, this time a crocodylomorph, probably Goniopholis (based on the osteoderm shape, but maybe Bernissartia (which has low rounded teeth, and is much smaller IIRC). Plate c1883. HD-ish. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

When scientists and technicians from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences were excavating entire Iguanadon and crocodile skeletons, artist Gustave Lavalette was commissioned to sketch the skeletons before they were removed from the ground.

More guilty pleasures. Mammoth on the cover of this fine copy of "Animal life in the Primeval World" by Davenport Adams (1878)

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Print of Iguanodon bernissartensis. Mounted by Dollo in 1885.

Print of Iguanodon bernissartensis. Mounted by Dollo in

Diplodocus carnegiei skeletal mount. German postcard dated 1912. HD

German postcard dated HD

More Hylaeosaurus cleaning. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). February 1927

Dinosaur cleaning day at the Crystal Palace Back Scrub por Fox Photos en Getty Images

Hylaeosaurus gilt cover for US edition of Figuier's 'The World Before the Deluge', 19th century HD

Hylaeosaurus gilt cover for US edition of Figuier's 'The World Before the Deluge', century HD

"Scene du Monde primitif pendant la periode secondaire"; 1886 print from a french book. I do not know which book specifically (possibly "Le Monde avant la creation de L'Homme"). Re-hashes many classic illustrations together. HD

1886 print from a french book. I do not know which book specifically (possibly "Le Monde avant la creation de L'Homme"). Re-hashes many classic illustrations together.

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