1889 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 1889.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Calamospondylus

Preoccupied.

Richard Lydekker

Preoccupied by Fox vide [Anonymous] 1866. Renamed Calamosaurus.

Coelophysis

Valid

Edward Drinker Cope

Cryptodraco

Jr. synonym

Richard Lydekker

Junior objective synonym of Cryptosaurus.

Nodosaurus

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Orinosaurus

Valid

Richard Lydekker

Junior objective synonym of Orosaurus.

Pteropelyx

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

Triceratops

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Peloneustes

Valid

Lydekker

Xiphosurans[edit]

Newly named xiphosurans[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.