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As the exploits of Marsh and Cope and the discoveries of those dinosaurs ap- peared in the press, the name Bronto- saurus captured the public imagination.
What the rival scientists dug out of those remote quarries was literally tons of bones, many belonging to a O species of sauropod dinosaur which Marsh in 1879 named Brontosaurus.
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But Brigham Young University paleontologist James A.
An assistant sent by Marsh to Wyoming to investigate wrote back that the railroad employees were not lying; there were dinosaur bones "everywhere." Thus began a scientific war between Marsh and Cope that resulted in a pitched battle to see who would dig at Como Bluff.
He was already engaged in a bitter scientific rivalry with another east- ern scientist of considerable means, Ed- ward Drinker Cope.