Gideon Algernon Mantell


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Noun1.Gideon Algernon Mantell - English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)Gideon Algernon Mantell - English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
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Barratt suggests that the source of the manuscript may well have been his father, Gideon Algernon Mantell, a renowned English doctor, geologist, and palaeontologist who possessed a personal collection that is known to have included several medieval manuscripts.
In 1822 an English geologist, Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790-1852), uncovered the bones and teeth of a large animal and sent some of them to Cuvier (see 1798).