Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis is a fictional bird, a humorous hoax by Lester W. Sharp, professor of botany, Cornell University, United States
Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis is a fictional bird, a humorous hoax by Lester W. Sharp, professor of botany, Cornell University, United States. It was initially a short talk presented together with a graduate student, Cuthbert Fraser, about the most unusual bird from the Gobi Desert, called woofen-poof by the local populace.
Augustus C. Fortheringham. Meet Eoornis, the woofen-poof. As the author explains, 'Through countless ages and successive civilizations this remarkable bird has been the symbol of speed, stamina, grace of line, proportion of members, and beauty of motion. Here are the origins of the phrase, 'graceful as a bird. A classic 'burlesque' in the history of science. It's a raucous, now legendary, adventure through the zoology and natural history of a most unusual creature
New Biological Books, 1926-1935. Eoornis Pterovelox Gobiensis. Augustus C. Fotheringham.
New Biological Books, 1926-1935.
a b Augustus C. Fotheringham (2007) "Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis, lulu.
Eoornis, or Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis ISBN 978-1-906267-05-6. Written in the 1920s by Augustus C. Fotheringham, a pseudonym for Lester Sharp and Cuthbert Bancroft Fraser, this monograph has circulated far and wide. For years, it has moved quietly through scientist circles, handed down with a wink and a nod. If nothing else, Eoörnis shows the passion and dedication scientists have for their subject. Fotheringham (pseudonym). Profits from the sale of this facsimile are donated to support natural history museums. Fortheringham, Augustus C. 1928.
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Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis" is a fictional bird, a humorous hoax by Lester W. Eventually it grew into a 34-page monograph signed by an Augustus C. Fotheringham, S. printed by "The Buighleigh Press" in 1928, full of illustrated detail of anatomy, physiology, ecology, evolution, and historical references, complete with Cro-Magnon cave paintings - all inspired by a car mascot of a pelican.
Eoornis pterovelox gobiensis By Augustus Fotheringham. Prints in 3-5 business days. Profits from the sale of this facsimile will be donated to support natural history museums.