1937 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 1937.

Expeditions, field work, and fossil discoveries[edit]

Institutions and organizations[edit]

Natural history museums[edit]

Scientific organizations[edit]

Scientific advances[edit]

Paleoanthropology[edit]

Paleobotany[edit]

Evolutionary biology[edit]

Exopaleontology[edit]

Extinction research[edit]

Micropaleontology[edit]

Invertebrate paleozoology[edit]

Trace fossils[edit]

Vertebrate paleozoology[edit]

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

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Jaxartosaurus[3] Nomen dubium.
  • Riabinin
Parksosaurus[4] Valid taxon
Tienshanosaurus[5] Valid taxon
  • Yang Z. J. (as Young C. C.)
Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Brachyprosopus

Valid

Cyonosaurus

Valid

Micrictodon

Valid

Moschoides

Valid

Myctosuchus

Valid

Newtonella

Valid

Nitosaurus

Valid

Procynosuchus

Valid

Sinokannemeyeria

Valid

Research techniques[edit]

Fossil trade[edit]

Law and politics[edit]

Regulation of fossil collection, transport, or sale[edit]

Fossil-related crime[edit]

Official symbols[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

Ethics and practice[edit]

Hoaxes[edit]

Scandals[edit]

Unethical practice[edit]

People[edit]

Births[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Historiography and anthropology of paleontology[edit]

Pseudoscience[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

Amusement parks and attractions[edit]

  • August 28th: The Calgary Zoo's Prehistoric Park opened. Paleontologist Darren Tanke has described Prehistoric Park as "an extensive treed park and pathways containing numerous life-sized concrete dinosaurs and other prehistoric life". It also had "two long, walkthrough display buildings containing a Corythosaurus skeleton and individual dinosaur bones", as well as exhibits of paleozoic invertebrates and prehistoric plants. It became a popular attraction among visitors to the zoo.[6]

Art[edit]

Comics[edit]

Film[edit]

Gaming[edit]

Literature[edit]

Philately[edit]

Television[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ Riabinin, A.N. 1937. A new finding of dinosaurs in the Trans-Baikal region. Ezheg Vserossijskogo Pal. Obstcg. 11: pp. 142-144.
  4. ^ Sternberg, C.H. 1937. Classification of Thescelosaurus: A description of a new species. Proc. Geol. Soc. Amer. 1936: p. 375.
  5. ^ Young C.-C. 1937. A new dinosaurian from Sinkiang. Palaeontol. Sinica (ser. C) 2: pp. 1-25.
  6. ^ D. H. Tanke. 2010. Lost in plain sight: rediscovery of William E. Cutler's missing Eoceratops. In M. J. Ryan, B. J. Chinnery-Allgeier, D. A. Eberth (eds.), New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium. Indiana University Press, Bloomington 541-550.
  7. ^ Sarjeant, W. A. S., 2001, Dinosaurs in fiction: In: Mesozoic Vertebrate Life, edited by Tanke, D. H., and Carpenter, K., Indiana University Press, p. 504-529.