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1941 in paleontology

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1941 in paleontology

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. 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 1941.

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Dinosaurs

  • Psittacosaurus gastroliths documented.
  • Newly named dinosaurs

    Data coutersy of George Olshevky's dinosaur genera list.

    Plesiosaurs

    New taxa

    Synapsids

    Non-mammalian

    References

    1941 in paleontology Wikipedia


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