1906 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 1906.

Arthropods[edit]

Insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Palaeovespa[2]

Gen et sp. nov

valid

Cockerell

Priabonian

Florissant Formation

 USA

A Vespidae wasp, with three species P. florissantia, P. gillettei, and P. scudderi

Protostephanus[2]

Gen et sp. nov

valid

Cockerell

Priabonian

Florissant Formation

 USA

A Stephanidae wasp, one species P. ashmeadi

Archosauromorphs[edit]

  • Apatosaurus gastroliths documented.[3]
  • Wieland claims to have found stegosaur gastroliths.[4]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Data coutersy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[5]

Name Status Authors Notes Images
"Proceratops"[6]

Junior synonym.

Junior synonym of Ceratops.

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 Cockerell, T. D. A. (1906). "Fossil Hymenoptera from Florissant, Colorado". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 50: 55–64. 
  3. ^ Cannon (1906). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  4. ^ Wieland (1906). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  5. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  6. ^ Lull, R.S. 1906. A new name for the dinosaurian genus Ceratops. Amer. J. Sci. (ser. 4) 21: p. 124.
  • Cannon, G.L. (1906). Sauropodan gastroliths. Science 24, 116
  • Sanders F, Manley K, Carpenter K. Gastroliths from the Lower Cretaceous sauropod Cedarosaurus weiskopfae. In: Tanke D.H, Carpenter K, editors. Mesozoic vertebrate life: new research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie. Indiana University Press; Bloomington, IN: 2001. pp. 166–180.
  • Wieland, G. R., 1906, Dinosaurian gastroliths: Science, v. 23, p. 819-821.