1892 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 1892.

Mollusca[edit]

Newly named bivalves[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Tellinomya similis.[2]

Sp nov

synonym

Ulrich

Ashgillian

Upper Richmond Group, Minnesota

 USA

transferred to Similodonta in 1964

Tellinomya recurva.[2]

Sp nov

synonym

Lamont

Ashgillian

Upper Richmond Group, Minnesota

 USA

transferred to Similodonta in 1964

Archosauromorphs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Claorhynchus

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

Possible subjective synonym of Triceratops.

Manospondylus

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

Possible subjective synonym of Tyrannosaurus.

Manospondylus may be a synonym of Tyrannosaurus.

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Cryptocleidus

Valid

Seeley

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Delphinognathus

Valid

Seeley

Diopaeus

Geikia

Valid

Newton

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 Cope, J.C.W. (1999). "Middle Ordovician bivalves from Mid-Wales and the Welsh Borderland". Palaeontology 42 (3): 467–499. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00081.