1936 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 1936.

Arthropods[edit]

Insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Micropterix proavitella[2]

Sp nov

jr synonym

Rebel

Early Eocene

Baltic amber

Recombined as Baltimartyria proavitella

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
Nipponosaurus[5] Valid taxon
  • Nagao
Segisaurus[6] Valid taxon
  • Camp

Pterosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes Images

"Odontorhynchus"

Valid taxon

Stolley

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Belesodon

Valid

Cerdorhinus

Valid

Chiniquodon

Valid

Dinogorgon

Valid

Dinosuchus

Valid

Galerhynchus

Valid

Nanictosaurus

Valid

Notaelurops

Valid

Parathrinaxodon

Valid

Sysphinctostoma

Valid

Traversodon

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. ^ Mey, Wolfram (2011). "On the systematic position of Baltimartyria Skalski, 1995 and description of a new species from Baltic amber (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae)". ZooKeys 130: 331–342. doi:10.3897/zookeys.130.1480. 
  3. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ Nagao, T. 1936. Nipponosaurus sachalinensis, a new genus and species of trachodont dinosaur from Japanese Saghalien. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Imperial University of Hokkaido, Geology and Minerals 3 (2): pp. 185-220.
  6. ^ Camp, C.L. 1936. A new type of small bipedal dinosaur from the Navajo Sandstone of Arizona. Univ. California Publ. Geol. Sci. 24: pp. 39-56.