1893 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 1893.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes

Argyrosaurus

Valid

Richard Lydekker

Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian)

Bajo Barreal Formation

 Argentina

Nomen dubium

Microcoelus

Nomen dubium.

Richard Lydekker

Late Cretaceous (Santonian)

Bajo de la Carpa Formation

 Argentina

Possible subjective synonym of Neuquensaurus.

Sarcolestes

Valid

Richard Lydekker

Middle Jurassic (Callovian)

Oxford Clay

 United Kingdom

An ankylosaur.

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes

Pantosaurus

Valid

Marsh

Late Jurassic (Oxfordian)

Sundance Formation

 United States

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Callibrachion

Nomen dubium

Boule and Glangeau

Late Carboniferous-Early Permian

 France

A dubious sphenacodont.

Gordonia

Valid

Newton

Late Permian

Lossiemouth Sandstone

 Scotland

A dicynodont.

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.