1943 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 or were published in the year 1943.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data coutersy of George Olshevky's dinosaur genera list.[2]

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Pachycephalosaurus[3] Valid taxon
  • Schlaikjer

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

"Alzadasaurus"

Valid

Welles

Aphrosaurus

Valid

Welles

Fresnosaurus

Valid

Welles

Hydralmosaurus

Valid

Welles

Hydrotherosaurus

Valid

Welles

Morenosaurus

Valid

Welles

Thalassomedon

Valid

Welles

Thalassonomosaurus

Valid

Welles

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Dinodontosaurus

Valid

Exaeretodon

Valid

Theropsis

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. ^ Brown, B. and E.M. Schlaikjer. 1943. A study of the troodont dinosaurs with the description of a new genus and four new species. Bull. Am. Museum. Nat. Hist. 82: pp. 121-149.