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        StatementBritish Museum (Natural History)
        PublishersBritish Museum (Natural History)
        LC Classifications1962
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 73 p. :
        Number of Pages42
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        ISBN 10nodata
        2Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) -- v. 3, no. 1

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Seeley's division, however, has stood the test of time, though the birds have subsequently been found to descend, not from the "bird-hipped" Ornithischia, but from the "lizard-hipped" Saurischia. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He contributed regularly to the Educational Times and published several popular books, including Story of the Earth in Past Ages 1895 and Dragons of the Air 1901.

Harry Seeley

This was a popular classification scheme among British zoologists before the idea of evolutionary family-trees became common. He also attended lectures at the Royal School of Mines by, and other notable scientists. Unfortunately, Seeley and other paleontologists dismissed the idea and interpreted these filaments as wrinkles made by the wing-membrane, perhaps because the idea of fuzzy pterosaurs ran counter to the classification of them as reptiles.

While everyone has heard of the dinosaurs, few people outside the small world of vertebrate palaeontologists have ever heard of him. Once every blue moon, however, when the stars align and the magi sacrifice a virgin on Mount Ararat, it is decided that the pitiful reptiles will be granted a book of their own. In 1855 his uncle John Seeley paid to have him trained for the bar, but he abandoned legal studies, planning instead to become an actuary.

2 In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. In several of these endeavours he made important contributions to scientific knowledge. he will be best remembered, perhaps, for the wonderful collections he made in the and the resulting exhibition in the Natural History branch of the British Museum of the remarkable skeleton of and numerous other reptiles.

This is admittedly not too far off from how we see these relationships nowadays, though in other parts of the book he also classifies pterosaurs as the closest relatives of birds, both sharing a close common ancestor in the Paleozoic, making his views on relationships kind of confusing.

S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science. Scaphognathus on the right is also reconstructed in bipedal posture, though notably next to a quadrupedal Rhamphorhynchus.