Othniel Charles Marsh Quotes
“In preparing the present volume, it has been the aim of the author to do full justice to the ample material at his command, and, where possible, to make the illustrations tell the main story to anatomists. The text of such a memoir may soon lose its interest, and belong to the past, but good figures are of permanent value. [Justifying elaborate illustrations in his monographs.]”
Othniel Charles Marsh
- Date of birth: October 29, 1831
- Died: March 18, 1899
- Born: in The United States.
- Description: Othniel Charles Marsh was one of the preeminent paleontologists in the field; the discovery or description of dozens of new dinosaur species and theories on the origins of birds are among his legacies.From the 1870s to 1890s he competed with rival paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope in a period of frenzied Western American prospecting now known as the Bone Wars.