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Paleontology or palaeontology (from Greek: paleo, "ancient"; ontos, "being"; and logos, "knowledge") 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 1907.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910

Contents

ArthropodsEdit

InsectsEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Tortrix? florissantana[2]

sp. nov

jr synonym

Cockerell

Priabonian

Florissant Formation

  USA

A moth, moved to Paleolepidopterites florissantanus in 2018[3]

ArchosaursEdit

  • Wieland claims to have found stegosaur gastroliths.[4]
  • Brown argues that Wieland's alleged stegosaur gastroliths were "not associated with the stegosaur bones in question."[5]
  • Possible hadrosaur gastroliths documented.[5]

Newly named ornithodiransEdit

Data coutersy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[6]

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Scleromochlus[7]

gen. et sp. nov

Valid

  • Woodward

Late Triassic

Lossiemouth Sandstone

  Scotland

A member of Ornithodira.

SynapsidsEdit

Non-mammalianEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Arnognathus

Gen. et. sp. nov

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A member of Lycideopsidae.

Galechirus

Gen. et sp. nov

Valid

Broom

Middle Permian

Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A member of Galeopidae.

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. ^ Cockerell, T. D. A. (1917). "Some American fossil insects". Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 51 (2146): 89–106. doi:10.5479/si.00963801.51-2146.89.
  3. ^ Maria Heikkilä; John W. Brown; Joaquin Baixeras; Wolfram Mey; Mikhail V. Kozlov (2018). "Re-examining the rare and the lost: a review of fossil Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)". Zootaxa. 4394 (1): 41–60. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4394.1.2. PMID 29690381.
  4. ^ Wieland (1907). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  5. ^ a b Brown (1907). Sanders, Manley, and Carpenter (2001), "Table 12.1" page 167.
  6. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  7. ^ Woodward, A.S. 1907. On a new dinosaurian reptile (Scleromochlus taylori, gen. et sp. nov.) from the Trias of Lossiemouth, Elgin. Quart. J. Geol. Soc. London 63 (1, article 10): pp. 140-144.
  • Brown, B. (1907). Gastroliths, Science, 25(636), p392.
  • Sanders F, Manley K, Carpenter K. Gastroliths from the Lower Cretaceous sauropod Cedarosaurus weiskopfae. In: Tanke D.H, Carpenter K, editors. Mesozoic vertebrate life: new research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie. Indiana University Press; Bloomington, IN: 2001. pp. 166–180.
  • Wieland, G.R. (1907). Gastroliths. Science, 628:66-67.