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12/04/1897 American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope dies

Cope described many famous dinosaur species, like Camarasaurus, Amphicoelias or Coelophysis. He wrote around 1 400 papers during his lifetime. He raced in discovering new fossils with another famous paleontologist Charles Marsh. Their competition is called the Bone Wars. Cope founded a thought school Neo-Lamarckism.

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