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Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site

Haddonfield, New Jersey
County of Camden.
National Register Number: 94001648
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - unoccupied land.
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 12, 1994):
Discovered by William Parker Foulke in October 1858, Hadrosaurus foulkii Leidy was the first relatively complete dinosaur skeleton found in North America, and, in fact, anywhere in the world. Realizing the spectacular nature of his find, Foulke called upon Dr. Joseph Leidy and Mr. Isaac Lea of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for assistance in evaluating the fossils. Presentation of this discovery to the scientific world revolutionized the understanding of dinosaurs.


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