1907 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 1907.

Arthropods[edit]

Insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Tortrix? destructus[2]

sp. nov

valid

Priabonian

Florissant Formation

 USA

A torticid moth

Archosaurs[edit]

  • Wieland claims to have found stegosaur gastroliths.[3]
  • Brown argues that Wieland's alleged stegosaur gastroliths were "not associated with the stegosaur bones in question."[4]
  • Possible hadrosaur gastroliths documented.[4]

Newly named ornithodirans[edit]

Data coutersy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[5]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Scleromochlus[6]

gen. et sp. nov

Valid

  • Woodward

Late Triassic

Lossiemouth Sandstone

 Scotland

A member of Ornithodira.

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Arnognathus

Gen. et. sp. nov

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Lycideopsidae.

Galechirus

Gen. et sp. nov

Valid

Broom

Middle Permian

Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Galeopidae.

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. ^ Cockerell, T. D. A. (1917). "Some American fossil insects". Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 51: 89–106. doi:10.5479/si.00963801.51-2146.89. 
  3. ^ Wieland (1907). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  4. ^ a b Brown (1907). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  5. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  6. ^ Woodward, A.S. 1907. On a new dinosaurian reptile (Scleromochlus taylori, gen. et sp. nov.) from the Trias of Lossiemouth, Elgin. Quart. J. Geol. Soc. London 63 (1, article 10): pp. 140-144.
  • Brown, B. (1907). Gastroliths, Science, 25(636), p392.
  • Sanders F, Manley K, Carpenter K. Gastroliths from the Lower Cretaceous sauropod Cedarosaurus weiskopfae. In: Tanke D.H, Carpenter K, editors. Mesozoic vertebrate life: new research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie. Indiana University Press; Bloomington, IN: 2001. pp. 166–180.
  • Wieland, G.R. (1907). Gastroliths. Science, 628:66-67.