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Plate 6, figures 1-11 showing fossilised teeth of the iguanodon and teeth of an unknown reptile, possibly a hylaeosaurus. Inscribed with publication and plate details. Partially cut off signature bottom left reads '[...] Nature by Lens Aldons'. A graphite inscription bottom right reads 'J. [James] Basire sc.' Graphite inscription across the top reads 'This should be copper plate'. Covered with a thin layer of tracing paper.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the iguanodon, and on the remains of the hylæosaurus and other saurians, discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' by Gideon Algernon Mantell.

Received by the Royal Society on 8 February 1841. Read 18 February 1841.

Reference number
PT/75/1/5
Earliest possible date
1841
Physical description
Watercolour on paper
Page extent
1 page
Format
Painting

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Gideon Algernon Mantell

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Gideon Algernon Mantell, Paintings, teeth of the iguanodon and hylaeosaurus by Lens Aldons, 1841, PT/75/1/5, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_75_1_5/paintings-teeth-of-the-iguanodon-and-hylaeosaurus-by-lens-aldons, accessed on 15 June 2024

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