1936 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 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

Archosauromorphs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[3]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Nipponosaurus[4] Valid taxon
  • Nagao

Late Cretaceous (late Santonian-early Campanian

upper Yezo Group

 Russia

A lambeosaurine hadrosaurid.

Segisaurus[5] Valid taxon
  • Camp

Early Jurassic (Pliensbachian)

Navajo Sandstone

 US

A coelophysoid theropod.

Pterosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes Images

"Odontorhynchus"

Valid taxon

Stolley

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Belesodon

Junior synonym

von Huene

Middle Triassic (Ladinian)

Santa Maria Formation

 Brazil

Junior synonym of Chiniquodon.

Cerdorhinus

Valid

Broom

Middle Permian

Middle Abrahamskraal Formation

 South Africa

A gorgonopsian.

Chiniquodon

Valid

von Huene

Middle Triassic (Ladinian)

Santa Maria Formation

 Brazil

A member of Chiniquodontidae.

Dinogorgon

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A gorgonopsian.

Dinosuchus

Preoccupied

Broom

Middle Permian

Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Dinocephalia.

Galerhynchus

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A gorgonopsian.

Nanictosaurus

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Thrinaxodontidae.

Notaelurops

Junior synonym

Broom

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A junior synonym of Theriognathus.

Parathrinaxodon

Nomen oblitum

Parrington

Late Permian

Kawinga Formation

 Tanzania

A junior synonym of Procynosuchus.

Sysphinctostoma

Junior synonym

Broili and Schroeder

Early Triassic

Cynognathus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A junior synonym of Diademodon.

Traversodon

Valid

von Huene

Middle Triassic (Ladinian)

Santa Maria Formation

 Brazil

A traversodontid.

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. PMC 3260770Freely accessible. PMID 22259287. 
  3. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Camp, C.L. (1936). "A new type of small bipedal dinosaur from the Navajo Sandstone of Arizona". Univ. California Publ. Geol. Sci. 24: 39–56.