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II.Classification of Dinosaurs2

  • O. C. Marsh

In the present review of the Dinosaurs, I have confined myself mainly to the type specimens which I have described, but have included with them other important remains where these were available for investigation. The extensive collections in the museum of Yale University contain so many of the important type specimens now known from America, that they alone furnish an admirable basis for classification, and it was upon these mainly that I first established the present system, which has since been found to hold equally good for the Dinosaurs discovered elsewhere. In the further study of these reptiles, it was also necessary to examine both the European forms and those from other parts of the world, and I have now studied nearly every known specimen of importance. These investigations have enabled me to make this classification more complete, and to bring it down to the present time.

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From the American Journal of Science, vol. L, pp. 491–8.

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page 395 note 1 The Wealden is here regarded as Upper Jurassic, and not Cretaceous. See Marsh, O. C., Geol. Mag., Decade IV, Vol. III, 1896, p. 8; and Woodward, A. S., pp. 6971, “On the Affinities of the Wealden Fauna and Flora.”

2 From the American Journal of Science, vol. L, pp. 491–8.

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