1885 in paleontology

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List of years in paleontology
  • 1882
  • 1883
  • 1884
  • 1885
  • 1886
  • 1887
  • 1888
  • In science
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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 1885.

    Archosaurs[edit]

    Newly named basal archosauromorphs[edit]

    Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes
    Epicampodon Junior synonym Richard Lydekker Early Triassic Junior objective synonym of Ankistrodon, a member of Proterosuchidae.

    Newly named non-avian dinosaurs[edit]

    Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
    Anchisaurus Valid Othniel Charles Marsh Early Jurassic Portland Formation An anchisaurid, a basal member of Anchisauria.
    Camptosaurus Valid Othniel Charles Marsh Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian-Tithonian) Morrison Formation A camptosaurid; a member of Ankylopollexia.
    Neosodon Valid de la Moussaye Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian-Tithonian) Unnamed unit A possible member of Turiasauria

    Synapsids[edit]

    Name Authors Age Location Notes Images
    Cyonasua Ameghino 5 Million years ago It was one of the first placental mammals that came from North America.

    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.