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1988 in paleontology

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1988 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 1988.

Newly named non-avian dinosaurs

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.

  • The dubious family, Ornitholestidae is named by Gregory Scott Paul.
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    1988 in paleontology Wikipedia

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