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1994 in paleontology

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1994 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 1994.

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Archosauromorphs

  • Aff. Rebbachisaurus gastroliths documented.
  • The "Talkeetna Mountains Hadrosaur" specimen was discovered in a quarry being excavated for road material. The quarry is near the Glenn Highway, approximately 150 miles northeast of Anchorage. That fall, excavation began, and was resumed in the summer of 1996.
  • Newly named dinosaurs

    Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list.

    Plesiosaurs

  • Plesiosaur gastroliths documented.
  • References

    1994 in paleontology Wikipedia


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