1966 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 1966.

Arthropods[edit]

Newly named Insecta[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Sphecomyrminae[2]

Subfam. Gen. et sp. nov

Valid

Wilson & Carpenter

Turonian

New Jersey Amber

 USA

Basal most ant subfamily. One genus Sphecomyrma

Anapsids[edit]

Newly named mesosaurs[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Brazilosaurus[3]

Gen. et sp.

Valid

Shikama & Ozaki

Artinskian

Irati Formation

 Brazil

A mesosaur.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list[4] and Dr. Jeremy Montague's dinosaur genus database.[5]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Probactrosaurus[6]

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Rozhdestvensky

early Cretaceous

Dashuigou Formation

 China

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. ^ Wilson, E. O.; Carpenter, F. M.; Brown, W. L. (1966). "The First Mesozoic Ant, with the Description of a New Subfamily". Psyche 74 (1): 1–19. doi:10.1155/1967/89604. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ T. Shikama and H. Ozaki (1966). "On a Reptilian Skeleton from the Palaeozoic Formation of San Paulo, Brazil". Transactions and Proceedings of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, New Series 64: 351–358. 
  4. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  5. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  6. ^ Rozhdestvensky, A. K. (1966). "Novye igyanodonti ie tsentrallinoy Asii. Phillogeneticheskye y taksonomicheskye veaimoothoshenia poednich Iguanodontidae y rannich Hadrosauridae". Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal 1966 (3): 103–116.