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A Stegosaurus Built to Last - Digging the Fossil Record: Paleobiology at the Smithsonian

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06/20/2014

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Thank you! Charles W. Gilmore, in his 1942 article, A History of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology in the United States National Museum (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/part/14463), lists a "model restoration life size of Triceratops skeleton" as having been made for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. It's likely that this same model joined the Stegosaurus restoration and other paleontological specimens at both the St. Louis (1904) and Portland (1905) Expositions, and then was exhibited briefly in Washington, D. C., before being replaced by Gilmore's mount.

Great post!

That Triceratops in the 3rd image doesn't look like Gilmore's 1905 mount. What became of it? Is/was it original fossil material or a model?

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