Figure 1.4   Some of the earliest reconstructions of fossil mammals. These outline sketches were drawn by C. L. Laurillard in the 1820s and 1830s, under the direction of Georges Cuvier. The image shows two species each of Anoplotherium and Palaeotherium, based on specimens Cuvier had reconstructed from the Tertiary deposits of the Paris Basin. (Modifi ed from Cuvier 18341836.)

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