Contact: Margaret Allen
Southern Methodist University
Caption: Jacob Bollís fascination with fossils prompted him to write in his native German an ode to Eryops, a specimen he found for paleontologist Edward D. Cope. The poem is housed at the American Museum of Natural History on a label on the back of Eryops specimen No. AMNH 4183.
Credit: Louis Jacobs, SMU
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