1847 in paleontology

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 1847.

List of years in paleontology (table)
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DinosaursEdit

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Name Status Authors Notes

Macroscelosaurus[2]

Misidentification.

Muenster vide von Meyer

An unpublished name for a misidentified prolacertiform reptile that was probably the same as Tanystropheus.

Sphenosaurus[3]

Misidentification.

von Meyer

A misidentified procolophonid.

 
Macroscelosaurus is probably the same as Tanystropheus.

SynapsidsEdit

Non-mammalianEdit

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Dinosaurus

Valid

Fischer

See alsoEdit

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. ^ Muenster vide Meyer, H. 1847. Die Saurier des Muschelkalkes mit Rucksicht auf die Saurier aus Buntem Sandstein und Keuper. In: Zur Fauna der Vorwelt, zweite Abtheilung: viii + 167pages;
  3. ^ Meyer, H. von. 1847. Brifel. Mittel: Neües Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Geologie u. Palaontologie (1847): p. 181.