1922 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 1922.

Arthropods[edit]

Insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Hydriomena? protrita[2]

sp. nov

valid

Priabonian

Florissant Formation

 USA

A geometrid moth

Archosauromorphs[edit]

Newly named phytosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Angistorhinopsis[3]

Nomen dubium

Friedrich von Huene

Late Triassic (Rhaetian)

Knollenmergel

  Switzerland

A member of Pseudopalatinae.

Leptosuchus

Valid taxon

Case[4]

Late Triassic (early Norian)

Tecovas Formation

 United States ( Texas)

A basal member of Leptosuchomorpha.

Promystriosuchus

Valid taxon

Case[4]

Late Triassic (early Norian)

Tecovas Formation

 United States ( Texas)

A basal phytosaur

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

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

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Alamosaurus[6] Valid taxon

early Maastrichtian (late Edmontonian)

lower Ojo Alamo Formation (Naashoibito Member)

An North American titanosaur.

Dromaeosaurus[7] Valid taxon
  • Matthew

middle Campanian

Dinosaur Park Formation

A dromaeosaurid.

Erectopus[8] Valid taxon

Phosphate-bearing beds of La Penthèive (Mammilatum Zone)

early Albian

A metriacanthosaurid.

Parasaurolophus[9] Valid taxon
  • Parks

middle-late Campanian

Dinosaur Park Formation
Fruitland Formation
Kaiparowits Formation
Kirtland Formation

A lambeosaurine hadrosaurid.

Plesiosaurs[edit]

New taxa[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Eurycleidus

Valid

Andrews

Hettangian-Sinemurian

Lower Lias

A rhomaleosaurid. A new genus for "Plesiosaurus" arcuatus Owen (1840)

Leptocleidus

Valid

Andrews

Barremian

Weald Clay

A leptocleidid.

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Dvinia

Valid

Amalitski 255 Millions of years ago

Eosimops

Valid

Broom 257 Millions of years ago

Inostrancevia

Valid

Amalitski 254 Millions of years ago his teeth evolved in saber-toothed feline.

Oligokyphus

Valid

Hennig 198 Millions of years ago. The Last North American Cynodont.

Venjukovia

Valid

Amalitski 264 Millions of years ago.

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. (1922). "A fossil Moth from Florissant, Colorado". American Museum Novitates. 34: 1–2. 
  3. ^ Huene, F. von 1922, Neue Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Parasuchier: Jahrbuch der Preussichen Geologischen Landesanstalt zu Berlin, v. 42, n. 1, p. 59-160.
  4. ^ a b Case, E. C., 1922, New reptiles and stegocephalians from the Upper Triassic of Western Texas: Carnegie Institute of Washington, Publication n. 321, p. 1-84.
  5. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  6. ^ Gilmore, C.W. 1922. A new sauropod dinosaur from the Ojo Alamo formation of New Mexico. Smithsonian Misc. Collect. 72: pp. 1-9.
  7. ^ Matthew, W.D. and B. Brown. 1922. The family Deinodontidae with notice of a new genus from the Cretaceous of Alberta. Amer. Museum Nat. Hist. Bull. 46: pp. 367-385.
  8. ^ Huene, F. von. 1922. Uber einen Sauropoden im oberen Malm des Bemer Jura. Eclogae Geol. Helvetiae 17: pp. 80-94.
  9. ^ Parks, W.A. 1922. Parasaurolophus walkeri, a new genus and species of crested trachodont dinosaur. Univ. Toronto Stud. (Geol. Ser.) 13: pp. 1-32.