1926 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 1926.

Angiosperms[edit]

Newly described angiosperms[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Acer chaneyi[2]

Sp nov

Valid

Knowlton

Oligocene to Miocene

John Day Formation

Acer

Conodonts[edit]

Name Status Authors Location Images
Ancyrodella[3]

Valid taxon

Amphibians[edit]

Name Authors Age Location Notes Images
Crassigyrinus Watson 322 Million years ago The thick Tadpole.

Newly named basal diapsids[edit]

Name Status Authors Location Notes Images
Coelurosauravus[4]

Valid taxon

A weigeltisaurid. an gliding Reptile.

Dinosaurs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

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

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Proceratosaurus[6] Gen. nov. Valid Friedrich von Huene Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) Forest Marble Formation  England A proceratosaurid tyrannosauroid theropod. The type species is Megalosaurus bradleyi. Proceratosaurus NT.jpg
Rhoetosaurus[7] Gen. et sp. nov. Valid Albert Heber Longman Middle Jurassic (Aalenian-Bajocian) Unknown  Australia A basal gravisaurian sauropod. The type species is Rhoetosaurus brownei.

Synapsids[edit]

Non-mammalian[edit]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Chiwetasaurus

Junior synonym

Haughton

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

A junior synonym of Gorgonops.

Dixeya

Junior synonym

Haughton

Late Permian

Tropidostoma Assemblage Zone

A junior synonym of Aelurognathus.

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. ^ Wolfe, J.A.; Tanai, T. (1987). "Systematics, Phylogeny, and Distribution of Acer (maples) in the Cenozoic of Western North America". Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series 4, Geology and mineralogy. 22 (1): 1–246. 
  3. ^ A classification of the toothlike fossils, conodonts, with descriptions of American Devonian and Mississippian species. EO Ulrich and RS Bassler, 1926
  4. ^ Piveteau, J. 1926. Contribution to the Study of the Lagoonal Formations of Northwest Madagascar. Bull. Soc. Géol. Fr. (4), XXVI: p. 3.
  5. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  6. ^ Huene, F. (1926a). "On several known and unknown reptiles of the order Saurischia from England and France". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 17 (9): 473–489. 
  7. ^ Longman, H.A. (1926). "A giant dinosaur from Durham Downs, Queensland". Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 8: 183–194.