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Professor Turtle: 1925

Professor Turtle: 1925

September 4, 1925. "Prof. Chas. W. Gilmore, Smithsonian curator, with fossil turtle." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Another photo of the professor and fossils at Dinosaur: 1924. Charles Whitney Gilmore wrote numerous papers and monographs on the subject including Description of Two New Species of Fossil Turtles, From the Lance Formation of Wyoming, [1916], and Reptilian Faunas of the Torrejon, Puerco, and Underlying Upper Cretaceous Formations of San Juan County, New Mexico, [1919].

Washington Post, September 16, 1924.

Fossils believed to be those of a hyanodon, a flesh eating mammal of the Oligocene period were received yesterday at the Smithsonian by Charles W. Gilmore, curator of vertebrate paleontology. … An exhibit of turtles, which Dr. Reeside found in New Mexico, is on display at the institution.

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