Title: Fragment of jaw of Megalosaurus

Creator: Mary Morland (later Buckland), Henry Perry

Description: Part of the jaw of a Megalosaurus, the first dinosaur genus to be named. The animal was first named and described by William Buckland at a meeting of the Geological Society on 20th February 1824.

The drawing on which this lithograph is based was produced by Mary Morland, later Mary Buckland, with the lithograph made by Henry Perry. It is the printers’ proof version of an illustration which accompanies William Buckland’s paper of 1824, published as ‘Notice on the Megalosaurus or great Fossil Lizard of Stonesfield’, Transactions of the Geological Society of London, series 2, vol.1 (1824), pp.390-396.

Date: [1824]

Format: Black and white lithograph

Archive reference: LDGSL/56/1/2

Image reference: 03-01

Recommended print size: Up to 70 x 50cm


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