1885 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 1885.

Dinosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Anchisaurus

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Camptosaurus

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Epicampodon

Misidentification.

Richard Lydekker

Possible subjective synonym of Ankistrodon.

Neosodon

Valid

de la Moussaye

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.