1932 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 1932.


Newly named basal archosauromorphs[edit]

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A member of Trilophosauridae.

Newly named pseudosuchians[edit]

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Nomen dubium.

Probable rauisuchian.

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[3]

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Aegyptosaurus[4] Valid taxon
  • Stromer

Nomen dubium.


Junior objective synonym of Teinurosaurus.


Nomen dubium.

Fulgurotherium[2] Valid taxon
Iliosuchus[2] Valid taxon
  • C. M. Sternberg

Junior subjective synonym of Chirostenotes.

Magnosaurus[2] Valid taxon
Magyarosaurus[2] Valid taxon

A basal sauropodomorph.

  • Gilmore

Junior subjective synonym of Troodon.


Nomen dubium.

  • C. M. Sternberg

Junior subjective synonym of Troodon.


Nomen dubium.


Junior subjective synonym of Anchisaurus.

Other diapsids[edit]

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Nomen dubium.


Nomen dubium.



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  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 c d e f g h i j k l m n o Huene, F. von. 1932. Die fossile Reptile- Ordnung Saurischia, ihre Entwicklung und Geschichte. Monogr. Geol. Palaeontol. (Pt. I and II, Ser. I) 4: pp. 1-361.
  3. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Stromer, E. 1932. Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wusten Agyptens. II. Wirbeltier-Reste der Baharije-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman). 11. Sauropoda: Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematischnaturwissenschafiliche Abteilung, Neue Folge 10, pp. 3-21.
  5. ^ a b Sternberg, C.H. 1932. Two new theropod dinosaurs from the Belly River Formation of Alberta. Can. Field-Nat. 46: pp. 99-105.
  6. ^ Gilmore, C.W. 1932. A new fossil lizard from the Belly River Formation of Alberta. Trans. Roy. Soc. Can. (ser. 3) 26: pp. 117-120.