Edward Drinker Cope
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1840
Date of Death: 1897
Cause of Death: Cystitis
Religion: Quaker
Occupation: Educator, Paleontologist
Spouse: Annie Pim
Children: Julia Cope
Fictional Appearances:
"The Green Buffalo"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist. He was a rival of paleontologist Othniel Marsh. In 1891, Marsh's employee John Bell Hatcher discovered Torosaurus, a species larger than Cope's most important find, Monoclonius.

Edward Drinker Cope in "The Green Buffalo"[]

Edward Drinker Cope's rivalry with Othniel Marsh greatly amused Marsh's employee, John Bell Hatcher. Hatcher shared a telegram sent to him by Marsh which called Cope "perfidious" with the patrons of the Rebel Yell Saloon, and further elaborated on the nature of the rivalry between the two paleontologists.[1]

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  1. See, e.g.,Counting Up, Counting Down, pg. 134-5