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Richard Owen standing next to the skeleton of the Dinornis maximus (the extinct New Zealand moa). Halftone after J. Smit after a photograph.

  • Smit, Joseph, active 1890.
Date
1800-1899
Reference
571714i
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Owen had inferred the existence of the flightless bird from a fragment of femur in 1839, and his inference was confirmed when a skeleton of the bird was discovered in 1843

Publication/Creation

1800-1899

Physical description

1 print : halftone ; image 18.5 x 10.4 cm

Lettering

Professor Owen and the skeleton of Dinornis maximus. Taken about 1877. Smit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 571714i

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  • English


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