1898 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 1898.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Avalonia

Preoccupied

Harry Govier Seeley

Misidentified non-dinosaurian archosaur preoccupied by Walcott, 1889. Later renamed Avalonianus.

Clasmodosaurus

Nomen dubium

Ameghino

Loncosaurus

Nomen dubium

Ameghino

Picrodon

Misidentification.

Harry Govier Seeley

Misidentified genus of dubious non-dinosaurian archosaur. May be a synonym of Avalonianus.

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

Megalneusaurus

Valid

Knight

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Aulacocephalodon

Valid

Seeley

Aulacephalodon

Valid

Seeley

Rhachiocephalus

Valid

Seeley

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.