1912 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 1912.

Arthropods[edit]

Newly named Arthropods[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Burgessia

Valid Walcott 1912 Cambrian

Leanchoilia

Valid Walcott 1912 Cambrian

Waptia

Valid Walcott 1912 Cambrian

Yohoia

Valid Walcott 1912 Cambrian

Brachiopods[edit]

Newly named brachiopods[edit]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list[2] and Dr. Jeremy Montague's dinosaur genus database.[3]

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Saurolophus[4] Valid taxon

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Alopecorhinus

Valid

Emydochampsa

Valid

Emydops

Valid

Galeops

Valid

Ictidopsis

Valid

Taurops

Valid

Tritheledon

Valid

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. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  4. ^ Brown, B. 1912. A crested dinosaur from the Edmonton Cretaceous. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 31: pp. 131-136.