1856 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 1856.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
1858
1859

PaleozoologyEdit

Conodont paleozoologyEdit

Vertebrate paleozoologyEdit

ArchosauromorphsEdit

Newly named phytosaursEdit
Name Status Authors Notes

Centemodon[3]

Nomen dubium

Lea

Dubious genus of phytosaur.

Newly named pseudosuchiansEdit
Name Status Authors Location Notes Images

Dakosaurus[4]

Valid taxon.

Quenstedt

  Germany

A metriorhynchid thalattosuchian belong to Geosaurinae.

Newly named dinosaursEdit