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1984 in paleontology

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1984 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 1984.


Conodont paleozoology

Willi Ziegler and Charles A. Sandberg described the conodont genus Alternognathus.


Newly named archosauromorphs
Newly named dinosaurs

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.

Newly named birds


New taxa


1984 in paleontology Wikipedia