1902 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 1902.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Crurotarsi[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Rileya[2]

Valid taxon

von Huene

Rhaetian

 England

Renamed Rileyasuchus.

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list[3] and Dr. Jeremy Montague's dinosaur genus database.[4]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Dacentrurus[5]

gen nov

Valid taxon

Lucas

Kimmeridgian

"Didanodon"[6]

gen et sp nov

Nomen dubium.

Osborn

Late Cretaceous

Dinosaur Park Formation

May be a synonym of Lambeosaurus.

"Elosaurus"[7]

gen et sp nov

Junior synonym

Peterson & Gilmore

Late Jurassic

 USA

Junior synonym of Apatosaurus.

Hoplitosaurus[8]

gen nov

Valid taxon

Lucas

?Barremian

Lakota Formation

 USA

"Onychosaurus"[9]

gen et sp nov

Nomen dubium

Nopcsa

Late Cretaceous

A dubious name that may be a synonym of Rhabdodon.

Stegoceras[10]

gen et sp nov

Valid taxon

Lambe

Late Cretaceous

Belly River Group

 Canada

Stereocephalus[10]

gen et sp nov

Preoccupied

Lambe

Late Cretaceous

Later renamed Euoplocephalus.

Prolacertiformes[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

"Procerosaurus"[2]

gen et sp nov

jr synonym

jr synonym of Tanystropheus.

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 Huene, F. von. 1902. Ubersicht uber die Reptilien der Trias. Geologische und Palaeontologische Abhandlungne, n. f. 6 (1): 83 pages.
  3. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ Lucas, F.A. 1902. Paleontological notes: The generic name Omosaurus. Science 19: p. 435.
  6. ^ Osborn, H.F. 1902. On Vertebrata of the Mid-Cretaceous of the Northwest Territory. I:Distinctive characters of the Mid-Cretaceous fauna. Contrib. Canad. Pal. III (4to): pp. 1-21.
  7. ^ Peterson, O.A. and C.W. Gilmore. 1902. Elosaurus parvus a new genus and species of Sauropoda. Ann. Carnegie Mus. 1: pp. 490-499.
  8. ^ Lucas, F.A., 1902. A new generic name for Stegosaurus MARSH. Science 16: pp. 435.
  9. ^ Nopcsa, F. 1902. Notizen uber Cretacische Dinosaurier (Mochlodon u. Onychosaurus). Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathnat. Kl. Wien 39: pp. 42-44.
  10. ^ a b Lambe, L.M. 1902. New genera and species from the Belly River Series (mid-Cretaceous). Contrib. Canadian Palaeonto1. Geol. Surv. Can. 3: pp. 25-81.