1889 in paleontology

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List of years in paleontology
  • 1886
  • 1887
  • 1888
  • 1889
  • 1890
  • 1891
  • 1892
  • In science
    1886
    1887
    1888
    1889
    1890
    1891
    1892

    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 1889.

    Dinosaurs[edit]

    Name Status Authors Location Notes Images

    Calamospondylus

    Preoccupied.

    Richard Lydekker

    Preoccupied by Fox vide [Anonymous] 1866. Renamed Calamosaurus.

    Coelophysis

    Valid

    Edward Drinker Cope

    A small flesh-eating Dinosaur.

    Cryptodraco

    Jr. synonym

    Richard Lydekker

    Junior objective synonym of Cryptosaurus.

    Nodosaurus

    Valid

    Othniel Charles Marsh

    A club-less ankylosaur

    Orinosaurus

    Valid

    Richard Lydekker

    Junior objective synonym of Orosaurus.

    Pteropelyx

    Nomen dubium

    Edward Drinker Cope

    Triceratops

    Valid

    Othniel Charles Marsh

     Canada ( Alberta and  Saskatchewan) A large ceratopsian.

    Plesiosaurs[edit]

    New taxa[edit]

    Name Status Authors Notes

    Peloneustes

    Valid

    Lydekker

    Xiphosurans[edit]

    Newly named xiphosurans[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.