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Edward Drinker Cope

Edward Drinker CopeBorn: 28-Jul-1840
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 12-Apr-1897
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Other (donated to the Wistar Institute)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Paleontologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Potential holotype for Homo Sapiens

Paleontologist, discovered more than 1,000 species. A movement is underway to use Edward Drinker Cope's body as the holotype, that is, the archtypical specimen, for the species Homo Sapiens.

    University: University of Pennsylvania
    Professor: Comparative Zoology, Haverford College (1864-67)
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania (1889-97)

    Bigsby Medal 1879

Author of books:
Reptilia and Aves of North America (186970)
Relation of Man to Tertiary Mammalia (1875)

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