Girish Mahajan

1971 in paleontology

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1971 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 1971.


Newly named pseudosuchians
Newly named dinosaurs

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.

Newly named onithodirans
Newly named birds
Newly named pterosaurs


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