1900 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 or were published in the year 1900.

Archosauria[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data coutersy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[2]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
"Proiguanodon"[3]

Nomen nudum

Vanden Broeck

Informal name synonymous with Iguanodon

Newly named plesiosaurs[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Cimoliasaurus laramiensis

sp nov

junior synonym

Knight

Oxfordian

Sundance Formation, Wyonming

 USA

recombined as Tatenectes laramiensis in 2003

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. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.barry.edu/bio300/pdf/montague%20dino%20web%20data%2012-3-2005.pdf