1891 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 1891.

Dinosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Location Notes Images

Agrosaurus

Jr. synonym

Harry Govier Seeley

Junior subjective synonym of Thecodontosaurus.

Ammosaurus

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Calamosaurus

Nomen dubium

Richard Lydekker

Eupodosaurus

Nomen dubium

Boulenger

Probably a dubious genus of misidentified marine reptile.

Sterrholophus

Jr. synonym

Othniel Charles Marsh

Junior subjective synonym of Triceratops.

Torosaurus

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Birds[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Neochen debilis

Valid

Florentino Ameghino

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.