1921 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 1921.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

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

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Sarcosaurus[3] Valid taxon
  • Andrews

Hettangian-Sinemurian

Lower Lias

 England

A coelophysoid

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Anteosaurus

Valid

Watson

Middle Permian

Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A member of Dinocephalia.

Emyduranus

Junior synonym

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A junior synonym of Pristerodon.

Leptotrachelus

Junior synonym

Broom

Middle Permian

Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

Junior synonym of Gorgonops[4]

Palemydops

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

 South Africa

A dicynodont.

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. ^ Andrews, C.W. 1921. On some remains of a theropodous dinosaur from the lower Lias of Barrow-on-Soar. Arm. Mag. Nat. Hist. (ser. 9) 8: pp. 570-576.
  4. ^ Carroll, R. L. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H Freeman Company, 1988.