1934 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 1934.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[2]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Bahariasaurus[3]

Valid taxon

Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian)

Bahariya Formation

 Egypt

A titanosaur.

Brachypodosaurus[4]

Nomen dubium.

  • Chakravarti

Maastrichtian

Lameta Formation

 India

A thyreophoran.

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Arctognathoides

Jr. synonym

Boonstra

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A junior synonym of Arctognathus.

Compsodon

Valid

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Emydopoidea.

Daptocephalus

Valid

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Dicynodontoidea.

Emydopsoides

Jr. synonym

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A junior synonym of Emydops.

Pachyrhinos

Jr. synonym

Broili and Schroeder

Middle Permian

Middle Abrahamskraal Formation

 South Africa

A junior synonym of Gorgonops.

Pelorocyclops

Jr. synonym

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A junior synonym of Rhachiocephalus.

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. ^ Stromer, E. 1934. Vertebrate animal remainders of the Baharije stage (lowest Cenoman). 13. Dinosauria. Abh. Bavarian. Akad. Wissensch. Math. naturwiss. Abbott. 22: pp. 1 79.
  4. ^ Chakravarti, D.K. 1934. On a stegosaurian humerus from the Lameta beds of Jubbulpore. Q. I Mineral. Metallurg. Soc. India 30: pp. 75-79.