1875 in paleontology

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Paleontology, palaeontology or palæontology (from Greek: paleo, "ancient"; ontos, "being"; and logos, "knowledge") is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and animal fossils.[1] This includes the study of body fossils, tracks (ichnites), burrows, cast-off parts, fossilised feces (coprolites), palynomorphs and chemical residues. Because mankind has encountered fossils for millennia, paleontology has a long history both before and after becoming formalized as a science. This article records significant discoveries and events related to paleontology that occurred in the year 1875.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Arctosaurus

Misidentification.

Adams

Dubious genus of non-dinosaurian reptile.

Bothriospondylus

Valid

Sir Richard Owen

Marmarospondylus

Nomen dubium

Sir Richard Owen

Omosaurus

Preoccupied.

Sir Richard Owen

Preoccupied by Joseph Leidy, 1856. Later renamed Dacentrurus.

Priodontognathus

Nomen dubium

Harry Govier Seeley,

Pterosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Doratorhynchus

Valid

Seeley

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Clepsydrops

Valid

'

Valid

Paleontologists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gini-Newman, Garfield; Graham, Elizabeth (2001). Echoes from the past: world history to the 16th century. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. ISBN 9780070887398. OCLC 46769716. 
  2. ^ Farlow, James O.; M. K. Brett-Surmann (1999). The Complete Dinosaur. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-253-21313-4.