Rahul Sharma

1989 in paleontology

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1989 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 1989.

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Conodont paleozoology

German paleontologist and stratigrapher Heinz Walter Kozur (1942-2013) described the conodont genus Mesogondolella.

Plesiosaurs

  • Plesiosaur gastroliths documented.
  • New taxa

    Archosauromorphs

    Newly named pseudosuchians
    Newly named dinosaurs

    Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.

    Newly named birds

    Pterosaurs

    New taxa

    Synapsids

    Non-mammalian

    References

    1989 in paleontology Wikipedia


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