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History of the Geosciences: Paleontology

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The first fossil of Archaeopteryx lithographica was described by Richard Owen in his article, "On the Archeopteryx of von Meyer, with a Description of the Fossil Remains of a Long-tailed species, from the Lithographic Stone of Solenhofen," published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 153 (1863), pp. 33-47.

Mary Anning

Gideon Mantell

Othniel Marsh

Henry Fairfield Osborn

Richard Owen