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Cope, E. D., 1869.

[A resolution thanking Dr. Theophilus Turner for his donation of the skeleton of Elasmosaurus platyurus].

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil., 20:314. (Meeting of December 15, 1868). 

 

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Wherein E. D. Cope formally offers a resolution thanking Dr. Theophilus Turner for his donation of the remains of Elasmosaurus platyurus to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Turner said that he considered this to be an "honor barren" in a letter to his brother after he received word of the motion.

314                                                PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY OF

  

Dec. 15th.

 

The President, Dr. Hays, in the Chair.

 

    Thirty-four members present.

    The following paper presented for publication;

    "On the seed vessels of Forsythia." By Thos. Meehan.

 

    Mr. Cope offered the following resolution which was adopted: Resolved, That the Academy of Natural Sciences present their thanks to Theophilus H. Turner, M. D., U. S. A., for his very valuable gift of the skeleton of the great extinct reptile, the Elasmosaurus platyurus from the neighborhood of Fort Wallace, Kansas.