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1990 in paleontology

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1990 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 1990.

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Conodont paleozoology

German paleontologist and stratigrapher Heinz Walter Kozur (1942-2013) described the conodont genera Clarkina and Chiosella.

Actinopterygii ("Ray-finned Fish")

Newly named taxa

Dinosaurs

  • All Anatosaurus species except A. copei were moved to the previously existing genus Edmontosaurus by Brett-Surman
  • "Seismosaurus" gastroliths documented.
  • Newly named dinosaurs

    Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.

    Newly named birds

    Synapsids

    Non-mammalian

    References

    1990 in paleontology Wikipedia


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