1947 in paleontology
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. 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 1947.
Newly named dinosaurs
A misidentified Poposaurid.
- 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.
- Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
- Cabrera, A. 1947. Un sauropodo nuevo del Jurasico de Patagonia. Motas Mus. La Plata 12 Paleontol. 95: pp. 1-17.
- Welles, S.P. 1947. Vertebrates from the upper Moenkopi Formation of northern Arizona. University of California Publications Geol. Sci. 27: pp. 241-294.