1901 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 1901.

Achosauromorphs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data coutersy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[2]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Genyodectes serus[3] Gen. et sp. nov. Valid Arthur Smith Woodward Early Cretaceous Cerro Barcino Formation  Argentina A ceratosaurid theropod. The type species is Genyodectes serus, and it is known from a partial snout. Genyodectes saurus jaws.jpg

Mammals[edit]

Eutherians[edit]

Cetaceans[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Aulocetus sammarinensis[4]

sp nov

Valid

Giovanni Capellini

middle Miocene (Serravallian)

Fumaiolo Formation

 San Marino

A member of Cetotheriidae. Type species of Titanocetus Bisconti, 2006.

Titanocetus

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. 
  2. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  3. ^ Woodward, A.S. (1901). "On some extinct reptiles from Patagonia, of the genera Miolania, Dinilysia, and Genyodectes". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1901 (1): 169–184. 
  4. ^ Capellini, G. 1901. "Balenottera miocenica del Monte Titano Repubblica di S. Marino". Memorie della Regia Accademia delle Scienze all'Istituto di Bologna 5:237-260.