1943 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 1943.

List of years in paleontology (table)
In science
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946

DinosaursEdit

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Data are courtesy of George Olshevky's dinosaur genera list.[2]

Name Status Authors Location Notes Images
Pachycephalosaurus[3] Valid taxon
  • Schlaikjer
A large pachycephalosaurid

PlesiosaursEdit

New taxaEdit

Name Status Authors Location Images

Alzadasaurus

Valid

Welles

Aphrosaurus

Valid

Welles

Fresnosaurus

Valid

Welles

Hydralmosaurus

Synonym of Styxosaurus.

Welles

Hydrotherosaurus

Valid

Welles

Morenosaurus

Valid

Welles

Thalassomedon

Valid

Welles

Thalassonomosaurus

Valid

Welles

SynapsidsEdit

Non-mammalianEdit

Name Status Authors Age Location Notes Images

Dinodontosaurus

Valid

Romer 237 millions of years ago The Dicinodont with terrible teeth.

Exaeretodon

Valid

Cabrera 226 millions of years ago This was a plant-eating Cynodont.

Theropsis

Valid

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. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  3. ^ Brown, B. and E.M. Schlaikjer. 1943. A study of the troodont dinosaurs with the description of a new genus and four new species. Bull. Am. Museum. Nat. Hist. 82: pp. 121-149.