1911 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 1911.

Expeditions, field work, and fossil discoveries[edit]

Institutions and organizations[edit]

Natural history museums[edit]

  • The Calgary Public Museum opened in Alberta, Canada.[2]

Scientific organizations[edit]

Scientific advances[edit]

Paleoanthropology[edit]

Paleobotany[edit]

Evolutionary biology[edit]

Exopaleontology[edit]

Extinction research[edit]

Micropaleontology[edit]

Invertebrate paleozoology[edit]

Trace fossils[edit]

Vertebrate paleozoology[edit]

Plesiosaurs described in 1911
Name Status Authors Notes

Microcleidus

Valid

Watson

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[4]

Prehistoric dinosaurs described in 1911
Name Status Authors Location Notes Images
Aetonyx[5] Junior synonym
  • Broom

Junior synonym of Massospondylus.

Geranosaurus[5] Valid taxon
  • Broom
Gryponyx[5] Valid taxon
  • Broom
Gyposaurus[5]

Junior synonym

  • Broom

Junior synonym of Massospondylus.

Podokesaurus[6]

Disputed

  • Talbot

Junior synonym of Coelophysis.

Tornieria[7] Valid taxon
  • Sternfeld

Research techniques[edit]

Fossil trade[edit]

Law and politics[edit]

Regulation of fossil collection, transport, or sale[edit]

Fossil-related crime[edit]

Official symbols[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

Ethics and practice[edit]

Hoaxes[edit]

Scandals[edit]

Unethical practice[edit]

People[edit]

Births[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Historiography and anthropology of paleontology[edit]

Pseudoscience[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

Amusement parks and attractions[edit]

Art[edit]

Comics[edit]

Film[edit]

Gaming[edit]

Literature[edit]

Philately[edit]

Television[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ D. H. Tanke. 2010. Lost in plain sight: rediscovery of William E. Cutler's missing Eoceratops. In M. J. Ryan, B. J. Chinnery-Allgeier, D. A. Eberth (eds.), New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium. Indiana University Press, Bloomington 541-550.
  3. ^ Williston, S.W. (1911). "A new family of reptiles from the Permian of New Mexico". The American Journal of Science. 4. 33: 378–398. 
  4. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  5. ^ a b c d Broom, R. 1911. On the dinosaurs of the Stormberg, South Africa: Annals of the South African Museum 7: pp. 291-308.
  6. ^ Talbot, M. 1911. Podokesaurus holyokensis, a new dinosaur from the Triassic of the Connecticut Valley. Amer. J. Sci. (ser. 4) 31: pp. 469-479.
  7. ^ Sternfeld, R. 1911. Zur Nomenklature der Gattung Gigantosaurus Fraas: Stuttgarter Beitrage zur Naturkunde Fr. Berlin (1911) 8: p. 398.