1929 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 1929.

Arthropoda[edit]

Newly named crustacean taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes Images

Cycloprosopon

  • Lorenthey
  • Beurlen

Newly named insect taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Valid
  • Tillyard
Late Permian Newcastle Coal Measures, between Belmont and Warners Bay, New South Wales  Australia Possibly the oldest known dipteran

Dinosaurs[edit]

  • Barosaurus gastroliths documented.[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

Anodontosaurus[6]

Antarctosaurus

Valid taxon

Campylodon[7]

Preoccupied.

Preoccupied by Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1832. Renamed Campylodoniscus.

"Helopus"[8]

Preoccupied.

  • Wiman

Preoccupied by Wagler, renamed Euhelopus.

Laplatasaurus[7]

Valid taxon

"Loricosaurus"[7]

Valid taxon

Paranthodon[9]

Valid taxon

"Rhodanosaurus"[9]

Junior synonym

  • Nopcsa

Junior subjective synonym of Struthiosaurus.

Tanius[8]

Valid taxon
  • Wiman

Teinurosaurus

Nomen dubium.

  • Nopcsa, 1928 vide Nopcsa

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Eoarctops

Valid

Hipposaurus

Valid

Lycaenodontoides

Valid

Scullya

Valid

Styracocephalus

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. ^ Willmann, R. (1989). "Rediscovered: Permotipula patricia, the oldest known fly". Naturwissenschaften 76 (8): 375–377. doi:10.1007/BF00366210. 
  3. ^ Janensch, W. (1929). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  4. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  5. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  6. ^ Sternberg, C.H. 1929. A toothless armored dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Alberta. Bull. Natl. Mus. Can. 54: pp. 28-33.
  7. ^ a b c Huene, F. von. 1929. Los Saurisquios y Ornithisquios de Cretaceo Argentino. An. Mus. La Plata (ser. 2) 3:pp. 1-196.
  8. ^ a b Wiman, C. 1929. Die Kreide-dinosaurier aus Shantung. Pal. Sin. C 1: pp. 1-67.
  9. ^ a b Nopcsa, F. 1929. Dinosaurierreste aus Siebenburgen. V. Geol. Hungarica Set. Paleontol. 4: pp. 1-76.
  • Janensch, W. (1929). Magensteine bei Sauropoden der Tendaguru-Schichten. Palaeontographica (Suppl. 7) 2:135-144.
  • 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.