1916 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 1916.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list[2] and Dr. Jeremy Montague's dinosaur genus database.[3]

Name Status Authors Location Notes Images
"Doryphorosaurus"[4]

Junior synonym.

Junior synonym of Kentrosaurus.

"Gigantoscelus"[5]

Junior synonym.

  • van Hoepen

Junior synonym of Euskelosaurus.

"Kentrurosaurus"[6]
  • Hennig

Junior objective synonym of Kentrosaurus.

Prosaurolophus[7] Valid taxon
Struthiomimus[8] Valid taxon Ostrich-mimic Dinosaur.

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Notes

"Apractocleidus"

Valid

Smellie

possible synonym of Cryptocleidus

Valid

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Jonkeria

Valid

Hoepen 262 Millions years ago An Hippo-like ProtoMammal.

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. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  4. ^ Nopcsa, F. 1916. Doryphorosaurus nov. nom. fiir Kentrosaurus Hennig. Centralbl. Mineral. Geol. Palaeont. 1916: pp. 511-512.
  5. ^ Hoepen, E.C.N. van. 1916. De ouderdom der Transvaalsche Karroolagen. Verh. Geol.- mijnbouwkundig genootschap Nederland en kolonien (Geol. Ser.) 3: pp. 107-117.
  6. ^ Hennig, E. 1916. Zweite Mirteilung tiber den Stegosauriden vom Tendaguru. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin 1916: pp.175- 182.
  7. ^ Brown, B. 1916. A new crested trachodont dinosaur, Prosaurolophus maximus. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 35: pp. 701-708.
  8. ^ Osborn, H.F. 1916. Skeletal adaptations of Ornitholestes, Struthiomimus, Tyrannosaurus. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 35: pp. 733-771.