Edward Drinker Cope

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Edward Drinker Cope

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897), American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist.

He discovered, described, and named more than 1,000 vertebrate species including hundreds of fishes and dozens of dinosaurs, and made more than 1200 publications.

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Publication[edit]

(List of works may be incomplete)

1859[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1859. On the Primary Divisions of the Salamandridse, with Descriptions of Two New Species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Vol. XI, 1859, pp. 122–128.
  • Cope, E.D. 1859. The Batrachia and Reptilia of the University of Pennsylvania West Indian Expedition of 1890 and 1891. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Vol. XLVI, 1894, pp. 429–442, Pis. X–XII.
  • Cope, E.D. 1859. Dean on Coprolites. Amer. Nat. Vol. XXIX, 1895, p. 159. [Discussion of Dean's paper in Trans. N. Y. Acad. Sci., 1894, 14 vol. xiii.]
  • Cope, E.D. 1859. The Neanderthal Man in Java. Amcr. Nat. Vol. XXIX, 1895, pp. 192, 193. [Notice of Dubois' memoir on Pithecanthropus. May belong to Homo neanderthalensis.]
  • Cope, E.D. 1859. Modern Systematic Writers. Amer. Nat. Vol. XXIX, 1895, p. 345.
  • Cope, E.D. 1859. [The Endowment of Original Research.] Amer. Nat. Vol. XXIX, 1895, pp. 345, 346. [Unsigned editorial. Cited hy Frazer.]
  • Cope, E.D. 1859. The Classification of the Ophidia. Trans. Amer. Pliilos. Soc. n. s. Vol. XVIII, 1894, pp. 186–219, Pis. XIV–XXXIII.
  • Cope, E.D. 1859. Fourth Contribution to the Marine Fauna of the Miocene Period of the United States. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. Vol. 9 XXXIV, 1895, pp. 135–154, PI. VI. [Abstract, Phylogeny of the Whalebone Whales, Amcr. Nat. Vol. XXIX, 1895, pp. 572–573].

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1867[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1867. Supplement on some new species of American and African fishes. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, (New Series) 13(3) (art. 13): 400–407.  reference page 

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1870[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1870. Synopsis of the extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14(1): 1–252.
  • Cope, E.D. 1870. On the skull of dicynodont Reptilia. Lystrosaurus frontosus from Cape Colony. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 11: 419.
  • Cope, E.D. 1870. Contribution to the ichthyology of the Marañon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Second series 11: 559–570. BHL reference page 
  • Cope, E. D. 1870. Partial synopsis of the fishes of the fresh waters of North Carolina. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 11(84): 448–495.  reference page 
  • Cope, E.D. 1870. On the Saurodontidae. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 11: 529–538. reference page 

1871[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1871. On the fossil reptiles and fishes of the Cretaceous rocks of Kansas: United States Geological Survey of Wyoming and portions of the Contiguous Territories (F.V. Hayden), 4th Annual Report, 385-242. reference page 

1872[edit]

  • Cope, E. D., 1872: On the fishes of the Ambyiacu River. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 23: 250–294, Pls. 3-16. BHL
  • Cope, E. D., 1872: Observations on the systematic relations of the fishes. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2, 20: 317–343. (Dated 1871 when paper was presented orally, but published in 1872).
  • Cope, E.D. 1872. On the families of fishes of the Cretaceous Formation of Kansas. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 12: 327–357. reference page 

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1876[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1876. Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 159–183 [1875].
  • Cope, E.D. (1876). On some extinct reptiles and Batrachia from the Judith River and Fox Hills Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28: 340–359.
  • Cope, E. D., 1876: Descriptions of some vertebrate remains from the Fort Union beds of Montana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 28: 248–261.  reference page 

1878[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1878. On the Vertebrata of the Dakota Epoch of Colorado. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17 100: 233–247.

1882[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1882. Third contribution to the history of the Vertebrata of the Permian formation of Texas. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 20: 447–461.

1884[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1884. On the structure of the skull in the elasmobranch genus Didymodus. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 21: 572–590. reference page 

1886[edit]

  • Cope, E. D., 1886: An interesting connecting genus of Chordata. The American Naturalist, 20: 1027–1031. doi: 10.1086/274385


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1889[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1889. On a new genus of Triassic Dinosauria. The American Naturalist 23: 626.

1894[edit]

  • Cope, E. D., 1894: New and little known Paleozoic and Mesozoic fishes. Journal of the Academy of Science, Philadelphia, 9 (2): 427–448.


1895[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1895. The Batrachia and Reptilia of the University of Pennsylvania West Indian expedition of 1890 and 1891. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 46 [1894]: 429–442.
  • Cope, E.D. 1895. On a Collection of Batrachia and Reptilia from the Island of Hainan. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. Vol. XLVI, 1894, PP. 423–428. [Including a new ophidian genus, Trimerodytes and a synopsis of the genera of Natricinae.]

Patronyms[edit]

Texatrygon copei