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A MAMMOTH FOSSIL.

The discovery of a wonderful Bkeleton at Raupo Bay i 3 a matter that appears to deserve the serious consideration of nil men of science residing in the colony. Wo acknowledge that when the report reached ua that a skeleton two chains in length had been discovered we wero sceptical, but it now appears, from well authenticated evidence, that the bones of the monster stretch over a distance of somo fifteen chains, or no less than 990 ft! We are told that Dr Symes imagiued that the bones were those of two monsttrs, one ten chains and the other five chains in length ; but oven taking this pessimist view, the ten-chain Iguanodon (or whatever it is) does immense credit to the producing powers of ancient New Zealand. For the last five years Mr M'Hale has been patiently working to uncover the bones of this great beast. Determined that no rudo hand should destroy any portion, he has done everything himself, and the result must have far exceeded his anticipations. The head of the monster lies nearest to the sea, the tail uphill, and Mr M'Hale thinks it was making for its watery home from the hillside when a terrible volcanic eruption stopped its wanderings and preserved it to be one of tho wonders of the nineteenth century. * Akaroa Mail.'

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A MAMMOTH FOSSIL., Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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A MAMMOTH FOSSIL. Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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