1900 in paleontology

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Paleontology or palaeontology (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 humans have 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 1900.

Sauropterygia[edit]

Newly named plesiosaurs[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Cimoliasaurus laramiensis

sp nov

junior synonym

Knight

Oxfordian

Sundance Formation, Wyonming

 USA

recombined as Tatenectes laramiensis in 2003

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Dicranozygoma

Gen. et sp. nov

Nomen dubium

Seeley

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A dicynodont of uncertain position

Ictidosuchus

Gen. et sp. nov

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Tropidostoma Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Baurioidea.

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.