1936 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 1936.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939

ArthropodsEdit

InsectsEdit

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Micropterix proavitella[2]

Sp nov

jr synonym

Rebel

Early Eocene

Baltic amber

Recombined as Baltimartyria proavitella in 1995

ArchosauromorphsEdit

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.[3]

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images
Nipponosaurus[4] Valid taxon
  • Nagao

Late Cretaceous (late Santonian-early Campanian

upper Yezo Group

A lambeosaurine hadrosaurid.

Segisaurus[5] Valid taxon
  • Camp

Early Jurassic (Pliensbachian)

Navajo Sandstone

A coelophysoid theropod.

PterosaursEdit

New taxaEdit

Name Status Authors Notes Images

Odontorhynchus

Valid taxon

Stolley

Junior synonym of Rhamphorhynchus.

SynapsidsEdit

Non-mammalianEdit

Name Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Belesodon

Junior synonym

von Huene

Middle Triassic (Ladinian)

Santa Maria Formation

  Brazil

Junior synonym of Chiniquodon.

Cerdorhinus

Valid

Broom

Middle Permian

Middle Abrahamskraal Formation

  South Africa

A gorgonopsian.

Chiniquodon

Valid

von Huene

Middle Triassic (Ladinian)

Santa Maria Formation

  Brazil

A member of Chiniquodontidae.

Dinogorgon

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A gorgonopsian.

Dinosuchus

Preoccupied

Broom

Middle Permian

Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A member of Dinocephalia.

Galerhynchus

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Cistecephalus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A gorgonopsian.

Nanictosaurus

Valid

Broom

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A member of Thrinaxodontidae.

Notaelurops

Junior synonym

Broom

Late Permian

Dicynodon Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A junior synonym of Theriognathus.

Parathrinaxodon

Nomen oblitum

Parrington

Late Permian

Kawinga Formation

  Tanzania

A junior synonym of Procynosuchus.

Sysphinctostoma

Junior synonym

Broili and Schroeder

Early Triassic

Cynognathus Assemblage Zone

  South Africa

A junior synonym of Diademodon.

Traversodon

Valid

von Huene

Middle Triassic (Ladinian)

Santa Maria Formation

  Brazil

A traversodontid.

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. ^ Mey, Wolfram (2011). "On the systematic position of Baltimartyria Skalski, 1995 and description of a new species from Baltic amber (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae)". ZooKeys (130): 331–342. doi:10.3897/zookeys.130.1480. PMC 3260770. PMID 22259287.
  3. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  4. ^ Nagao, T. 1936. Nipponosaurus sachalinensis, a new genus and species of trachodont dinosaur from Japanese Saghalien. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Imperial University of Hokkaido, Geology and Minerals 3 (2): pp. 185-220.
  5. ^ Camp, C.L. (1936). "A new type of small bipedal dinosaur from the Navajo Sandstone of Arizona". Univ. California Publ. Geol. Sci. 24: 39–56.