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1871 Richard Owen on megatherium fossil Featured Frederick Waddy Print

1871 Richard Owen on megatherium fossil

Richard Owen (20 July 1804- 18 December 1892) 1871 engraving by Frederick Waddy republished 1873 in "Cartoon Portraits and Biographical sketches of Men of the Day". Owen was a comparative anatomist and palaeontologist who became one of the most famous and politically influential biologists of the era. His achievements included coining the word Dinosauria (1841/1842), and establishing the new British Museum of Natural History at South Kensington (1881). His scientific legacy is more limited and he developed a famous antagonism towards those who advocated evolution by natural selection (Huxley in particular). Owen was earlier a friend of Darwin completing the report on Darwin's fossils for the Zoology of the Beagle Voyages (including the giant ground sloth Mylodon). He also wrote on the Giant ground Sloth megatherium, the 'hobby' which he rides here

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