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Paleontology or palaeontology 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 1834.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1831
1832
1833
1834
1835
1836
1837

LophotrochozoansEdit

Newly named lophotrochozoansEdit

Name Status Authors Notes

Macrodontophion[2]

Nomen dubium

Zborzewski

SauropterygiansEdit

Newly named nothosaursEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Nothosaurus mirabilis Gen. et sp. nov. Valid taxon Georg zu Münster Middle to early Late Triassic Muschelkalk   Germany A Seal-like marine reptile, from the family Nothosauridae. The type species of the genus Nothosaurus.  
Nothosaurus giganteus Sp. nov. Valid taxon Georg zu Münster Middle to early Late Triassic Osnabrück   Germany An additional species of Nothosaurus.
Conchiosaurus clavatus Gen. et sp. nov. Junior synonym Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer Middle Triassic Muschelkalk   Germany A junior synonym of Nothosaurus.

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ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Zborzewski, A. 1834. Apercu des recherches physiques rationnelles, sur les nouvelles curiosites Podolie-VoIhyniennes, et sur leurs rapports geologiques avec les autres localites. Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscou 7: pp. 224-254.