1930 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 1930.

Plants[edit]

Angiosperms[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Carpolithus banisteroides[2]

Species

jr synonym

Berry

Middle Eocene

Claiborne Formation

A synonym of the extinct species Eucommia eocenica

Leguminosites copaiferanus[2]

Species nov

jr synonym?

Berry

Middle Eocene

Claiborne Formation

A synonym of the extinct species Eucommia eocenica

Simaroubites eocenica[2]

Species nov

jr synonym

Berry

Middle Eocene

Claiborne Formation

A synonym of the extinct species Eucommia eocenica

Arthropods[edit]

Newly named insects[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Aphaenogaster donisthorpei[3]

Sp nov

valid

Carpenter

Late Eocene

Florissant Formation

A myrmicin ant

Aphaenogaster mayri[3]

Sp nov

valid

Carpenter

Late Eocene

Florissant Formation

A myrmicin ant

Archiponera[3]

Gen et sp nov

valid

Carpenter

Late Eocene

Florissant Formation

A ponerine ant, one species A. wheeleri

Lithomyrmex[3]

Gen et sp nov

jr synonym

Carpenter

Late Eocene

Florissant Formation

Agroecomyrmecin ant genus, two species,
moved to Eulithomyrmex in 1935

Archosauromorphs[edit]

Newly named dinosaurs[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Mandschurosaurus

Gen et sp nov

Nomen dubium

Riabinin

late Cretaceous

Hadrosaurid, Possible synonym of Amurosaurus or Charonosaurus.

Lepidosauromorphs[edit]

Newly named plesiosaurs[edit]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Macroplata

Gen et sp nov

Valid

Swinton

Early Jurassic (Hettangian-Sinemurian)

Lower Lias

A rhomaleosaurid.

Paleontologists[edit]

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. ^ a b c Call, V.B.; Dilcher, D.L. (1997). "The fossil record of Eucommia (Eucommiaceae) in North America" (PDF). American Journal of Botany. 84 (6): 798–814. doi:10.2307/2445816. PMID 21708632. 
  3. ^ a b c d Carpenter, F. M. (1930). "The fossil ants of North America" (PDF). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 70: 1–66. 
  4. ^ Farlow, James O.; M. K. Brett-Surmann (1999). The Complete Dinosaur. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-253-21313-4.