1935 in paleontology

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 1935.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938

Expeditions, field work, and fossil discoveriesEdit

Institutions and organizationsEdit

Natural history museumsEdit

  • The Calgary Public Museum of Alberta, Canada closed due to financial problems triggered by the Great Depression. By this point the museum had accumulated roughly 7500 different items of both natural and man-made origin. The collections were stored in another Calgary building called the Coste House.[3]

ArthropodsEdit

InsectsEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Eulithomyrmex[4]

Gen nov

valid

Carpenter

Late Eocene

Florissant Formation

  USA (  Colorado)

Agroecomyrmecin ant genus,
replacement name for Lithomyrmex Carpenter, 1930

VertebratesEdit

Name Status Authors Notes

Peyerus

Valid

Stromer

junior synonym of Leptocleidus

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Brachyuraniscus

Junior synonym

Broili & Schroder

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A junior synonym of Pristerodon.

Cteniosaurus

Junior synonym

Broom

Late Permian

Hoedemaker member, Middle Teekloof Formation

  South Africa

A junior synonym of Tropidostoma.

Emydorhinus

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Dicynodon assemblage zone

  South Africa

A dicynodont

Eumantellia

Junior synonym

Broom

Late Permian

Cistcephalus assemblage zone

  South Africa

A junior synonym of Pristerognathus.

Eurychororhinus

Junior synonym

Broili and Schroeder

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A junior synonym of Pristerodon.

Hofmeyria

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A theriodont

Hyenosaurus

Valid

Stahleckeria

Valid

  Brazil

Synostocephalus

Valid

Titanognathus

Valid

Watsoniella

Valid

Broili and Schroeder

Early to Middle Triassic

Cynognathus zone

  South Africa

A theriodont

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. ^ Trexler, D., 2001, Two Medicine Formation, Montana: geology and fauna: In: Mesozoic Vertebrate Life, edited by Tanke, D. H., and Carpenter, K., Indiana University Press, pp. 298–309.
  3. ^ D. H. Tanke. 2010. Lost in plain sight: rediscovery of William E. Cutler's missing Eoceratops. In M. J. Ryan, B. J. Chinnery-Allgeier, D. A. Eberth (eds.), New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium. Indiana University Press, Bloomington 541-550.
  4. ^ Carpenter, F. M. (1930). "The fossil ants of North America" (PDF). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 70: 1–66.