1910 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 1910.


Newly named insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images


Gen nov




Baltic amber


Fossil Agroecomyrmecin ant,
new genus for moved to Myrmica duisburgi


  • AMNH 5244, a ceratopsian braincase, was found isolated during an American Museum of Natural History Barnum Brown-led expedition.[3]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list[4] and Dr. Jeremy Montague's dinosaur genus database.[5]

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Euoplocephalus[6] Valid taxon
"Hecatasaurus"[7] Junior synonym.

Junior objective synonym of Telmatosaurus.

"Kritosaurus"[7] Nomen dubium.

Possibly synonymous with Anasazisaurus, Gryposaurus, and/or Naashoibitosaurus.

"Nectosaurus"[8] Preoccupied name.
  • Versluys

Preoccupied name by Merriam, 1905. Renamed Kritosaurus.

Saltopus[9] Valid taxon Probably a non-dinosaurian dinosauriforme.[10]



Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images



Galepus skull








  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. ^ Wheeler, W. M. (1915). "The ants of the Baltic amber". Schriften der Physikalisch-Okonomischen Gesellschaft zu Konigsberg 55 (4): 56–59. 
  3. ^ "Abstract," Makovicky (2001); page 243.
  4. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  5. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  6. ^ Lambe, L.M. 1910. Note on the parietal crest of Centrosaurus apertus, and a proposed new generic name for Stereocephalus tutus. Ottawa Nat. 14: pp. 149-151.
  7. ^ a b Brown, B. 1910. The Cretaceous Ojo Alamo beds of New Mexico with description of the new dinosaur genus Kritosaurus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 28; pp. 267- 274.
  8. ^ Versluys, J. 1910. Streptostylie bel Dinosauriern, nebst Bemerkungen uber die Verwandtschaft der Vogel und Dinosaurier. Zool. Jb., Anat. 30: pp. 175-260.
  9. ^ Huene, F. von. 1910. Ein primitiver Dinosaurier aus der mittleren Trias von Elgin. Geol. Palaeontol. Abhandl. 8: pp. 317-322.
  10. ^ Michael J. Benton and Alick D. Walker†. 2011. "Saltopus, a dinosauriform from the Upper Triassic of Scotland", Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volume 101, Special Issue 3-4, pp 285 - 299 Royal Society of Edinburgh 2011. Published online: 17 May 2011 doi:10.1017/S1755691011020081


  • Makovicky, P. J., 2001, A Montanoceratops cerorhynchus (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) braincase from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta: In: Mesozoic Vertebrate Life, edited by Tanke, D. H., and Carpenter, K., Indiana University Press, pp. 243–262.