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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 1897.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900

DinosaursEdit

Name Status Authors Notes

"Euacanthus"

Nomen nudum

Sir Richard Owen vide Tennyson

If properly described, it would have become a junior objective synonym of Polacanthus.

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.