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Rare Paleontology Book: Nordenskiold, Erland; Uber die Saugetierfossilien des Tarijatals, Sudamerika I. Mastodon Andium Cuv. 1903

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Rare Paleontology Book: Nordenskiold, Erland; Uber die Saugetierfossilien des Tarijatals, Sudamerika I. Mastodon Andium Cuv. 1903

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Nordenskiold, Erland; Uber die Saugetierfossilien des Tarijatals, Sudamerika I. Mastodon Andium Cuv. Stockholm, P. A. Norstredt & Soner, 1903. Quarto, pp. 30, 6 photogravure plates.

The work is complete and in later wraps with the original title cover preserved. Binding is tight and clean, light foxing to text and plates, inscribed on the cover by the author to noted South American paleontologist, Florentino Ameghinio, (1854-1911).

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Nordenskiöld (1877–1932) was a Swedish archeologist, anthropologist and vertebrate paleontologist. Much of his research focused on the ethnography and prehistory of South America.?Nordenskiöld was born in Stockholm and was educated at Uppsala. He was connected with the Museum of Natural History at Stockholm and became director of the ethnographic division of the Göteborg Museum in 1913. Nordenskiöld led expeditions to Patagonia (1899), to Argentina and Bolivia (1901–02), to Peru and Bolivia (1904–05), to Bolivia (1908–09), and in 1913 to the interior of South America. ?His interest in the prehistory of South America would lead to his involvement and research in vertebrate fossil remains. His work in Argentina and Bolivia in 1901-02 led to the discovery of fossil remains of South American proboscideans (Mastodon Andium Cuvieronius) which he describes in his 1903 publication. His work was to help clarify the classification of fossil Proboscidea from the region. It was through his research in South America that Nordenskiöld met and became close friends with the noted vertebrate paleontologist Florentino Ameghinio, (1854-1911).

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