1949 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 1949.

Arthropods[edit]

Insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Parastylotermes[2]

Gen. nov

valid

Snyder & Emerson

Ypresian-Miocene

USA, Europe, India

A Stylotermitid termite genus.

Archosauromorphs[edit]

Archosauromorphs[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Elachistosuchus

Gen et sp nov

valid

Janensch

Triassic

Germany

Possible prosauropod.

Plesiosaurs[edit]

  • Plesiosaur gastroliths documented.[3]

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Discovery year Age Unit Location Notes Images

Aneugomphius

Valid

Homodontosaurus

Valid

Lemurosaurus

Valid

Myosauroides

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. ^ Emerson, A.E. (1971). "Tertiary fossil species of the Rhinotermitidae (Isoptera), phylogeny of genera, and reciprocal phylogeny of associated Flagellata (Protozoa) and the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera)". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 146 (3): 243–304. 
  3. ^ Welles and Bump (1949). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  • Welles, Samuel P. and Bump, J. D.; 1949; Alzadasaurus pembertoni, a new elasmosaur from the Late Cretaceous of South Dakota; Journal of Paleontology; 23(5) pp. 521–535
  • Sanders F, Manley K, Carpenter K. Gastroliths from the Lower Cretaceous sauropod Cedarosaurus weiskopfae. In: Tanke D.H, Carpenter K, editors. Mesozoic vertebrate life: new research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie. Indiana University Press; Bloomington, IN: 2001. pp. 166–180.