The Fossil Reptilia

of the London clay


Professors Bell & Owen 1849

Printed for the Palaeontological Society

Part 1. Chelonia (family-Marina)
This plate shows the exquisite hand engraved images from this period. Every detail has been emphasised to enable an accurate representation to be made. The image above is of a Chelone longiceps skull, the name given to this species in the 1849 monograph. The species has since been renamed Puppigerus camperi
  Chelone crassicostata, now called Puppigerus crassicostata. A beautifully rendered plate illustrating every detail of the specimen.