1866 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 1866.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869

DinosaursEdit

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Name Status Authors Location Notes

Calamospondylus

Nomen dubium

  • Fox

vide:

Euskelosaurus

Valid

Thomas Henry Huxley

Laelaps

Preoccupied.

Edward Drinker Cope

Preoccupied by Koch, 1836. Renamed Dryptosaurus.

SynapsidsEdit

Non-mammalianEdit

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Triglyphus

Valid

Fraas

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.