Open main menu

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 1934.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937

Contents

ArthropodsEdit

InsectsEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Lestes incertus[2]

Sp. nov

synonym

Piton

Piacenzian

Lake Chambon

  France

A Lestid damselfly,
moved to Sympecma incerta in 1994

ConodontsEdit

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Ancyrognathus[3]

Valid taxon

Glassy Creek Shale of Missouri

  USA

Pseudopolygnathus[3]

Valid taxon

Glassy Creek Shale of Missouri

  USA

VertebratesEdit

DinosaursEdit

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[4]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Bahariasaurus[5]

Valid taxon

Late Cretaceous I (Cenomanian)

Bahariya Formation

A Megaraptorian.

Brachypodosaurus[6]

Nomen dubium.

  • Chakravarti

Maastrichtian

Lameta Formation

An ornithischian.

SynapsidsEdit

Non-mammalianEdit

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Arctognathoides

Jr. synonym

Boonstra

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

A junior synonym of Arctognathus.

Compsodon

Valid

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

A member of Emydopoidea.

Daptocephalus

Valid

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

A member of Dicynodontoidea.

Emydopsoides

Jr. synonym

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

A junior synonym of Emydops.

Pachyrhinos

Jr. synonym

Broili and Schroeder

Middle Permian

Middle Abrahamskraal Formation

A junior synonym of Gorgonops.

Pelorocyclops

Jr. synonym

van Hoepen

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

A junior synonym of Rhachiocephalus.

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. ^ Nel, A.; Paicheler, J.-C. (1994). "Les Lestoidea (Odonata, Zygoptera) fossiles : un inventaire critique". Annales de Paléontologie. 80 (1): 1–59.
  3. ^ a b Conodonts from Glassy Creek Shale of Missouri. EB Branson and MG Mehl, Univ. Missouri Studies, 1934
  4. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  5. ^ Stromer, E. 1934. Vertebrate animal remainders of the Baharije stage (lowest Cenoman). 13. Dinosauria. Abh. Bavarian. Akad. Wissensch. Math. naturwiss. Abbott. 22: pp. 1 79.
  6. ^ Chakravarti, D.K. 1934. On a stegosaurian humerus from the Lameta beds of Jubbulpore. Q. I Mineral. Metallurg. Soc. India 30: pp. 75-79.