1928 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 1928.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

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

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Edmontonia[5] Valid taxon

"Polacanthoides"[6]

Junior synonym

May be a subjective synonym of Hylaeosaurus.

Scolosaurus[6]

Valid taxon

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Eurysaurus

Valid

Nopcsa

Valid

Pterosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Campylognathoides

Valid

Strand

Valid

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Chalepotherium

Valid

Gomphodontosuchus

Valid

Mnemeiosaurus

Valid

Taurocephalus

Valid

Uraniscosaurus

Valid

Footnotes[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 "Previous Work," Trexler (2001); page 300.
  3. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ Sternberg, C.H. 1928. A new armored dinosaur from the Edmonton Formation of Alberta. Can. Field-Nat. 22: pp. 93-106.
  6. ^ a b Nopcsa, F. 1928. Paleontological notes on reptiles. Geol. Hungarica, Set. Palaeontol. 1: pp. 1-84.

References[edit]

  • Trexler, D., 2001, Two Medicine Formation, Montana: geology and fauna: In: Mesozoic Vertebrate Life, edited by Tanke, D. H., and Carpenter, K., Indiana University Press, pp. 298–309.