1848 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 1848.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1845
1846
1847
1848
1849
1850
1851

DinosaursEdit

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Name Status Authors Location Notes Images

Regnosaurus[2]

Valid

  • Mantell
  England
 
Regnosaurus is believed to have looked similar to Huayangosaurus

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. ^ Mantell, G.A. 1848. A brief notice of organic remains recently discovered in the Wealden Formation. Quart. J. Geol. Soc. London 5: pp. 37- 43.