Johann Andreas Wagner

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Hipparion from Pikermi, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
Pikermi fossil of a hyena tooth Adcrocuta eximia, showing the characteristic craquelure, Teylers Museum

Johann Andreas Wagner (1797 – 1861) was a German palaeontologist, zoologist and archaeologist who wrote several important works on Palaeontology.

Wagner was a professor at the University of Munich, and curator of the Zoologische Staatssammlung (State Zoology Collection). He was the author of Die Geographische Verbreitung der Säugethiere Dargestellt (1844–46).

Pikermi[edit]

In his travels to the fossil beds of Pikermi, he discovered and described fossil remains of Mastodon, Dinotherium, Hipparion, two species of Giraffe, Antelope and others.[1][2] His collaboration with Johannes Roth on these fossils became a major textbook in palaeontology, known as "Roth & Wagner", in which the "bones were much broken, and no complete skeleton was found with all the parts united".[3][4]

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