Mary Anning and the flying dragon. | Letters from Gondwana.

The holotype specimen of Dimorphodon macronyx found by Mary Anning in 1828 (From Wikimedia Commons)

The nineteen century was the “golden age” of Geology. The Industrial Revolution ushered a period of canal digging and major quarrying operations for building stone. These activities exposed sedimen…

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2 thoughts on “Mary Anning and the flying dragon. | Letters from Gondwana.

  1. Spooky or what. Two minutes before I read this I too was researching Rev Buckland. Among his claims to fame — he named the megalosaurus — was that he was a toad torturer. He entombed toads to test whether the stories of finding such animals in lumps of coal or rocks could be true. It wasn’t; they died.

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