Reference numberL&P/3/317
TitlePaper, 'Of a fossil alligator at Whitby' by William Chapman
Date20 March 1758
DescriptionContains plate. First reported marine reptile discovery on the Yorkshire Coast, fossil given to the British Museum in 1781 and named Teleosaurus chapmani Konig.
Subject: Archaeology/Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of the fossile bones of an allegator, found on the sea-shore, near Whitby in Yorkshire. In a letter to John Fothergill, M. D. from Capt. William Chapman'

Read 4 May 1758
Physical descriptionInk on paper and plate
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1757.0093
Related records in the catalogueL&P/3/317/1
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