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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 1932.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
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Contents

PaleobotanyEdit

Newly described angiospermsEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Viburnum whitebirdensis[2]

Sp nov

jr synonym

Ashlee

Middle Micene

White Bird Flora

Synonym of Acer whitebirdense

ConodontsEdit

Newly named conodontsEdit

Stauffer & Plummer described the conodont genus Gondolella.[3]

ArchosauromorphsEdit

Newly named basal archosauromorphsEdit

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Spinosuchus[4]

Valid

Late Triassic (late Carnian)

Tecovas Formation

A member of Trilophosauridae.

Newly named pseudosuchiansEdit

Name Status Authors Location Notes Images
Basutodon[4]

Nomen dubium.

Probable rauisuchian.

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[5]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Aegyptosaurus[6] Valid taxon
  • Stromer

Middle Cretaceous (early Cenomanian)

Bahariya Formation

A titanosaur.

Betasuchus[4]

Nomen dubium.

Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)

Maastrichtian Beds

An abelisaur, Is one of the few non-avian dinosaurs in the Netherlands.

 
Caudocoelus[4] synonym

Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian)

Unnamed unit

Junior objective synonym of Teinurosaurus.

Dolichosuchus[4]

Nomen dubium.

Late Triassic (Rhaetian) Middle Stubensandstein
Fulgurotherium[4] Valid taxon

Middle Cretaceous (late Albian)

Griman Creek Formation

A dubious ornithopod.

Iliosuchus[4] Nomen dubium Middle Jurassic (Bathonian)

Taynton Limestone Formation

A dubious tetanuran.

Macrophalangia[7] synonym
  • C. M. Sternberg

Late Cretaceous (middle to late Campanian)

Dinosaur Park Formation

Junior subjective synonym of Chirostenotes.

Magnosaurus[4] Valid taxon

Middle Jurassic (Bajocian)

Inferior Oolite

A megalosaurid.

 
Magyarosaurus[4] Valid taxon

Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)

Sanpetru Formation

A Dwarf Titanosaur.

 
Plateosauravus[4] Valid taxon

Late Triassic (possibly late Norian to Rhaetian)

Lower Elliot Formation

A basal sauropodomorph.

Polyodontosaurus[8] synonym
  • Gilmore

Late Cretaceous (middle to late Campanian)

Dinosaur Park Formation

Junior subjective synonym of Troodon.

Rapator[4]

Nomen dubium.

Middle Cretaceous (late Albian)

Griman Creek Formation

A megaraptoran neovenatorid.

Stenonychosaurus[7] Valid taxon
  • C. M. Sternberg

Late Cretaceous (middle to late Campanian)

Dinosaur Park Formation

Once considered to be a junior synonym of Troodon.

 
Walgettosuchus[4]

Nomen dubium.

Middle Cretaceous (late Albian)

Griman Creek Formation

A dubious theropod.

Yaleosaurus[4] synonym

Early Jurassic

Portland Formation

Junior subjective synonym of Anchisaurus.

Other diapsidsEdit

SynapsidsEdit

Non-mammalianEdit

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Delphaciognathus

Valid

Broom

A member of Gorgonopsia.

Pachytegos

Valid

Sidney Haughton

A member of Endothiodontidae.

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. ^ Wolfe, J.A.; Tanai, T. (1987). "Systematics, Phylogeny, and Distribution of Acer (maples) in the Cenozoic of Western North America". Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series 4, Geology and mineralogy. 22 (1): 1–246.
  3. ^ Texas Pennsylvanian conodonts and their stratigraphic relations. CR Stauffer, HJ Plummer - University of Texas Bulletin, 1932
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Huene, F. von. 1932. Die fossile Reptile- Ordnung Saurischia, ihre Entwicklung und Geschichte. Monogr. Geol. Palaeontol. (Pt. I and II, Ser. I) 4: pp. 1-361.
  5. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  6. ^ Stromer, E. 1932. Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wusten Agyptens. II. Wirbeltier-Reste der Baharije-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman). 11. Sauropoda: Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematischnaturwissenschafiliche Abteilung, Neue Folge 10, pp. 3-21.
  7. ^ a b Sternberg, C.H. 1932. Two new theropod dinosaurs from the Belly River Formation of Alberta. Can. Field-Nat. 46: pp. 99-105.
  8. ^ Gilmore, C.W. 1932. A new fossil lizard from the Belly River Formation of Alberta. Trans. Roy. Soc. Can. (ser. 3) 26: pp. 117-120.