The oddity of Henry Fairfield Osborn

The Prerogative of Harlots blog dredges up an eccentric museum head from the dim past: Histories of vertebrate paleontology at Yale tends to dwell heavily on the feuding between Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, but I actually find the later stages of this conflict, involving AMNH‘s megalomaniacal president Henry Fairfield Osborn, even more fascinating. AMNH […]

Solution to Last Month’s Puzzler 15:3

Questions 114-242 in part A of last month’s puzzler all pertain to the study “Trails and Tentacular Impressions of Orthoconic Cephalopods,” Rousseau H. Flower, Journal of Paleontology, vol. 29, no. 5, September 1955, pp. 857–67. Question 122 is an exception. Due to a misprint, Question 122 refers to Question 53402, which does not exist. It […]