1967 in paleontology

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Paleontology or palaeontology (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 humans have 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 1967.

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 Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Pisanosaurus[3]

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Casamiquela

Carnian

Ischigualasto Formation

 Argentina

A primitive ornithischian

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Aechmophorus elasson [4]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Murray

Late Pliocene

Glenns Ferry Formation

 USA

A Podicipedidae.

Asio brevipes [5]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Ford & Murray

Late Pliocene

Glenns Ferry Formation

 USA

A Strigidae.

Eogrus wetmorei [6]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Brodkorb

Late Miocene

Tungur Formation

 Mongolia

An Eogruidae

Gallinula kansarum [6]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Brodkorb

Early Pliocene

Bone Valley Formation

 USA

A Rallidae.
originally Fulica americana,
redescribed 1967.

Hirundo aprica [7]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Feduccia

Late Pliocene

Rexroad Formation

 USA

A Hirundinidae.

Limosa ossivallis [6]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Brodkorb

Early Pliocene

Bone Valley Formation

 USA

A Scolopacidae.

Ortalis affinis [8]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Feduccia & Wilson

Early Pliocene

Ogallala Formation

 USA

A Cracidae.

Pararallus hassenkampi [9]

Gen. et sp. nov.

Valid

Martini

Early/Middle Oligocene

 Germany

Described in Rallidae,
better treated as Aves Incertae Sedis.[citation needed]

Pliolymbus[4]

Gen. et sp. nov.

Valid

Murray

Late Pliocene

Glenns Ferry Formation

 USA

A Podicipedidae, type species P. baryosteus

Pliopicus [8]

Gen et sp. nov.

Valid

Feduccia & Wilson

Early Pliocene

Ogallala Formation

 USA

A Picidae. Type species P. brodkorbi

Podiceps discors [4]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Murray

Late Pliocene

Glenns Ferry Formation

 USA

A Podicipedidae.

Podilymbus majusculus[4]

Sp. nov.

Valid

Murray

Late Pliocene

Glenns Ferry Formation]

 USA

A Podicipedidae.

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes

Pteromonodactylus

Junior synonym

Teriaev

Late Jurassic (Tithonian)

Solnhofen Limestone

 Germany

A junior synonym of Rhamphorhynchus.

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Massetognathus

Valid

Alfred Sherwood Romer

Middle Triassic

Chañares Formation

 Argentina

A traversodontid cynodont.

Limnostygis

Valid

Carroll

Pennsylvanian

 US

A member of Limnoscelidae.

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]

Art[edit]

Comics[edit]

Film[edit]

Gaming[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Bronto the Dinosaur was published. Its storyline was similar to another 1960s work aimed at children,Pataud, le petit dinosaure. The book was marketed as "educationally sound, paleontologist William A. S. Sarjeant said the book "cannot justly make that claim" on the basis of several scientific improbabilities.[10]

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. ^ Casamiquela, RM (1967). "Un nuevo Dinosaurio Ornithisquio Triasico (Pisanosaurus mertii: Ornithopoda) de la Formacion Ischigualasto, Argentina". Ameghiniana. 4 (2): 47–60. 
  4. ^ a b c d Murry, BG Jr. (1967). "Grebes from the Late Pliocene of North America" (PDF). Condor. 69: 277–288. doi:10.2307/1366317. 
  5. ^ Ford, NL; Murry, BG Jr (1967). "Fossil Owls from the Hagerman Local Fauna (Upper Pliocene) of Idaho" (PDF). Auk. 84 (1): 115–117. doi:10.2307/4083261. 
  6. ^ a b c Brodkorb, P (1967). "Catalogue of Fossil Birds. Part 3 (Ralliformes, Ichthyornithiformes, Charadriiformes)" (PDF). Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences. 11: 99–220. 
  7. ^ Feduccia, A (1967). "A New Swallow from the Fox Canyon Local Fauna (Upper Pliocene) of Kansas" (PDF). Condor. 69: 526–527. doi:10.2307/1366152. 
  8. ^ a b Feduccia, A; Wilson, RL (1967). "Avian Fossils from the Lower Pliocene of Kansas" (PDF). Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University Michigan. 655: 1–6. 
  9. ^ Martini, E (1967). "Pararallus hassenkampi n.sp., eine Neue Rallen-Art (Aves) aus dem Oligozän von Sieblos/Rhön". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandelungen. 127: 288–292. 
  10. ^ 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.