Edward Drinker Cope, circa 1875.
flipFlip to Dinosaur Illustration by Edward Drinker Cope, from "The Fossil Reptiles of New Jersey," The American Naturalist, 1870.
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Edward Drinker Cope sits a desk.

Credit: Photo from private collection, Courtesy of Maxilla and Mandible, Ltd., New York

One of the great vertebrate paleontologists of the 19th century, Edward Drinker Cope discovered and described an extraordinary number of dinosaurs. Cope, who began publishing on scientific subjects while still in his teens, earned election to the American Philosophical Society while still in his twenties.

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