1927 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 1927.

Archosauromorphs[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 Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Cetiosauriscus[4]

Gen et sp nov

Valid

von Huene

Newly named birds[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Phasmagyps[5]

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Wetmore

Chadronian

Chadron Formation

 USA

A New World vulture.

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Anningia

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Cynosaurus

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Permocynodon

Gen et sp nov

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. ^ Huene, F. von. 1927. Sichtung der Grundlagen der jetzigen Kenntnis der Sauropoden. Eclogae Geol. Helvetiae 20: pp. 444-470.
  5. ^ Wetmore, A. (1927). "Fossil Birds from the Oligocene of Colorado". Proceedings of the Colorado Museum of Natural History 7 (2): 1–14.