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1959 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 1959.

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Conodont paleozoology

German paleontologist Klaus J. Müller (1923-2010) described the conodont family Westergaardodinidae.

Newly named dinosaurs

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.

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1959 in paleontology Wikipedia


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