1864 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 1864.

Vertebrates[edit]

Newly named vertebrates[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Eridanosaurus

Dubious

Balsamo-Crivelli

Originally described as a crocodilian, but actually a rhinocerotid.[2][3]

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. ^ Delfino, M. 2000. Coccodrilli italiani. Page 12 in Barbieri, F., Bernini, F., and Fasola, M., editors. Societas Herpetologica Italica, 3° Congresso Nazionale. Riassunti. Centro Stampa del Comune di Pavia. Abstract. [Italian]
  3. ^ Delfino, M. 2001. The fossil record of the Italian Crocodylomorpha. 6th European Workshop on Vertebrate Palaeontology, Florence-Montevarchi, Italy, September 19-22 2001:28. Abstract. [Italian]