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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 1899.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902

ArchosauromorphsEdit

Newly named birdsEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Cruschedula[2]

gen et sp nov

nomen dubium

Ameghino

Early Oligocene

Deseado Formation

  Argentina

described as a penguin now Aves incertae sedis

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Limnosaurus

gen et sp nov

Preoccupied.

  • Nopcsa

Maastrichtian

Sânpetru Formation

  Romania

Preoccupied by Othniel Charles Marsh, 1872. Renamed Telmatosaurus.

Mochlodon

gen et sp nov

reassigned

Nopcsa

Maastrichtian

Sânpetru Formation

  Austria

Reaasigned to Rhabdodon in 1915, than to Zalmoxes in 2003.

 
Illustrations of Z. robustus and Z. shqiperorum in scale

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. ^ Simpson, G.G. (1946). "Fossil penguins" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 81.