1894 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 1894.

Archosauromorphs[edit]

Newly named pseudosuchians[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Ornithosuchus

Valid taxon

Newton

Late Triassic (Carnian)

Lossiemouth Sandstone

 Scotland

An ornithosuchid.

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images Images

Dryosaurus

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Late Jurassic (late Kimmeridgian-Tithonian)

Morrison Formation

A dryosaurid. New genus for "Laosaurus" altus Marsh (1878).

Hortalotarsus

Jr. synonym

Harry Govier Seeley

Early Jurassic (Hettangian-Sinemurian)

Junior subjective synonym of Massospondylus.

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Location Images

Cymatosaurus

Valid

Fritsch

Pterosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

"Campylognathus"

Valid

Plieninger

preoccupied name; now known as Campylognathoides

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Thrinaxodon

Valid

Seeley

248 Millions of years ago One of the earliest cynodonts.

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.