Joseph Leidy (1823-1891)
The first full-time American vertebrate paleontologist; described many important Tertiary mammals. After a distinguished career starting in the 1850's, he quit the field in disgust over the Cope-Marsh feud, which resulted in his losing collectors, field areas, and specimens to the warring parties. Although not a theorist, he did convert immediately to Darwinism.
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- Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
- Professor, University of Pennsylvania
- "The Ancient Fauna of Nebraska, Or A Description of Remains of Extinct Mammalia and Chelonia from the Mauvaises Terres of Nebraska." Smith. Contrib. Knowl. 6:1-126 (1854)
- "The extinct mammalian fauna of Dakota and Nebraska, including an account of some allied forms from other localities, together with a synopsis of the mammalian remains of North America." J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelpha 7:1-472 (1869).
- "Contributions to the extinct vertebrate fauna of the Western Territories Rep. U.S. Geol. Surv. Terr. 14-358 (1873)
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