Wilhelm Dames

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Prof. Dames

Wilhelm Dames (9 June 1843, Stolp – 22 December 1898, Berlin) was a German paleontologist of the Berlin University, who described the first complete specimen of the early bird Archaeopteryx in 1894. This specimen is currently in the Museum für Naturkunde.

Dames was also the first to describe an Archaeoceti fossil from Egypt in 1883.[1]


  1. ^ Gingerich, P. D. (2007). "Early evolution of whales: a century of research in Egypt". In Fleagle, J. G.; Gilbert, Christopher C. Elwyn Simons: A Search for Origins. New York: Springer. pp. 107–124. ISBN 978-0-387-73896-3. OCLC 233971398. Retrieved August 2013.