1925 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 1925.

Arthropods[edit]

newly named insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Mesoraphidiidae[2]

Fam nov

valid

Martynov

Late Jurassic to Late Cretaceous

Northern Hemisphere

Extinct snakefly family, Type genus Mesoraphidia

Archosauromorpha[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[3]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Arrhinoceratops[4]

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Parks

latest Campanian/earliest Maastrichtian

Edmonton Formation

a Ceratopsian without nose horm

Newly named plesiosaurs[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Tapinosaurus

nomen invalidum

Rabeck

Mislabeling of an image, not a valid genus name

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Lycaenodon

Valid

Broom 257 Millions of years ago

Lycaenoides

Valid

Broom

Lycaenops

Valid

Broom 257 Millions of years ago A Dog-like Gorgonopsian.

Notosollasia

Jr. Synonym

Jr. Synonim of Whaitsia.

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. ^ Pérez-de la Fuente, R.; Peñalver, E.; Delclòs, X.; Engel, M.S. (2012). "Snakefly diversity in Early Cretaceous amber from Spain (Neuropterida, Raphidioptera)". ZooKeys. 204: 1–40. doi:10.3897/zookeys.204.2740. PMC 3391719Freely accessible. PMID 22787417. 
  3. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Parks, W. A. (1925). "Arrhinoceratops brachyops, a new genus and species of Ceratopsia from the Edmonton Formation of Alberta". University of Toronto Studies (Geological Series). 19: 5–15.