1873 in paleontology

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List of years in paleontology
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  • 1871
  • 1872
  • 1873
  • 1874
  • 1875
  • 1876
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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 1873.

    Arthropods[edit]

    Newly named insects[edit]

    Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

    Bothriomyrmex constricta[2]

    Comb nov

    Jr synonym

    (Mayr)

    Lutetian

    Baltic amber

     Europe

    Fossil Dolichoderin ant
    jr synonym of Anonychomyrma constricta

    Bothriomyrmex geinitzi[2]

    Comb nov

    Jr synonym

    Mayr

    Lutetian

    Baltic amber

     Europe

    Fossil Dolichoderin ant, jr synonym of Anonychomyrma geinitzi

    Sauropterygia[edit]

    Newly named plesiosaurs[edit]

    Name Novelty Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

    Liopleurodon

    Gen et sp nov

    Valid

    Sauvage

    Callovian

    A pliosaurid

    Ichthyosaurs[edit]

    Newly named ichthyosaurs[edit]

    Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

    Cetarthrosaurus[3]

    Valid

    Seeley

    late Albian/early Cenomanian

    Cambridge Greensand Formation

    Other[edit]

    Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

    Dawsonia campanulata[4]

    Valid

    Nicholson

    Silurian

    Moffat Shales Group

    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. ^ a b Wheeler, W. M. (1915). "The ants of the Baltic amber". Schriften der Physikalisch-Okonomischen Gesellschaft zu Konigsberg. 55 (4): 56–59. 
    3. ^ Harry G. Seeley (1873). "On Cetarthrosaurus walkeri (Seeley), an Ichthyosaurian from the Cambridge Upper Greensand". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. 29: 505–507. doi:10.1144/gsl.jgs.1873.029.01-02.43. 
    4. ^ Alex Page; Philip R. Wilby; Claire J. T. Mellish; Mark Williams; Jan A. Zalasiewicz (2008). "Dawsonia Nicholson: linguliform brachiopods, crustacean tail-pieces and a problematicum rather than graptolite ovarian vesicles". Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 99 (3–4): 251–266. doi:10.1017/S175569100900704X.