1882 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 1882.

Diapsids[edit]

Newly named choristoderes[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Actiosaurus

Nomen dubium

Sauvage

A choristodere.[2]

Newly named ichthyosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Rachitrema

Nomen dubium

Sauvage

An ichthyosaur.[2]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Amphisaurus

Preoccupied.

Othniel Charles Marsh

Preoccupied by Barkas, 1870. Later renamed Anchisaurus.

Sphenospondylus

Nomen dubium

Harry Govier Seeley

An iguanodont.

Thecospondylus

Nomen dubium

Harry Govier Seeley

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes

Edaphosaurus

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. ^ a b http://www.academia.edu/4334787/Fischer_V_and_Goolaerts_S._2013._Shastasaurid_ichthyosaurs_and_other_lost_critters_from_the_French_Rhaetian
  3. ^ Farlow, James O.; M. K. Brett-Surmann (1999). The Complete Dinosaur. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-253-21313-4.