1947 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 1947.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

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

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Amygdalodon[3] Nomen dubium
  • Cabrera
Arizonasaurus[4]

Misidentification.

  • Welles

A misidentified Poposaurid.

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Kunminia

Valid

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. ^ Cabrera, A. 1947. Un sauropodo nuevo del Jurasico de Patagonia. Motas Mus. La Plata 12 Paleontol. 95: pp. 1-17.
  4. ^ Welles, S.P. 1947. Vertebrates from the upper Moenkopi Formation of northern Arizona. University of California Publications Geol. Sci. 27: pp. 241-294.