1889 in paleontology

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List of years 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 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.