1965 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 1965.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

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

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Tatisaurus[3]

Valid taxon

  • Simmons

Early Jurassic (Hettangian-Sinemurian)

Lower Lufeng Formation

 China

A basal thyreophoran.

Newly named birds[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Bubo binagadensis [4]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Burchak-Abramovich

Middle Pleistocene

Binagade

 Azerbaijan

A Strigidae

Fulica podagrica [5]

Sp. nov.

nomen dubium

Brodkorb

Late Pleistocene

 Barbados

A Rallidae, possibly a Chimera[6]

Neochen barbadiana [5]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Brodkorb

Late Pleistocene

 Barbados

An Anatidae.

Phalacrocorax goletensis [7]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Howard

Pliocene

Goleta Formation

 Mexico

A Phalacrocoracidae.

Protostrix californiensis [8]

Sp. nov.

jr synonym

Howard

Late Eocene

Poway Formation

 USA

A Protostrigidae, transferred to the genus Minerva.[9]

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Chinchenia

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Young

upper Middle Triassic

 China

A basal pistosauroidean

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. ^ Simmons, D.J. 1965. The non-therapsid reptiles. Fieldiana, Geology 15 (1): pp. 1-92.
  4. ^ Burchak-Abramovich, NI (1965). "Une Nouvelle Espèce de Grand-Duc Fossile de Binagade" (PDF). Ornithologiya 7: 452–454. 
  5. ^ a b Brodkorb, P (1965). "Fossil Birds from Barbados, West Indies". Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society 31 (1): 3–10. 
  6. ^ Storrs Olson: A synopsis on the fossil Rallidae In: Sidney Dillon Ripley: Rails of the World - A Monograph of the Family Rallidae. Codline. Boston, 1977. ISBN 0-87474-804-6
  7. ^ Howard, H (1965). "A New Species of Cormorant from the Pliocene of Mexico" (PDF). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 64: 50–55. 
  8. ^ Hildegarde, H (1965). "First Record of Avian Fossils from the Eocene of California" (PDF). Journal of Paleontology 39 (3): 350–354. 
  9. ^ Mourer-Chauviré, C (1983). "Minerva antiquus (Aves: Strigiformes), an Owl Mistaken for an Edentate Mammal" (PDF). American Museum Novitates 2773: 1–11.