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            List of years in paleontology       (table)
 1866 .  1867 .  1868 .  1869  . 1870  . 1871  . 1872 
1873 1874 1875 -1876- 1877 1878 1879
 1880 .  1881 .  1882 .  1883  . 1884  . 1885  . 1886 

Paleontology, palaeontology or palæontology (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, coprolites, palynomorphs and chemical residues. Because mankind has 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 in the year 1876.

DinosaursEdit

Name Status Authors Notes

Anthodon

Misidentification.

Sir Richard Owen

Misidentified pareiasaur.

Chondrosteosaurus

Nomen dubium

Sir Richard Owen

Diclonius

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

Dysganus

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

Macrurosaurus

Valid

Harry Govier Seeley

Monoclonius

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

Possible subjective synonym of Centrosaurus or Styracosaurus.

Pareiasaurus

Misidentification.

Sir Richard Owen

Misidentified pareiasaur.

Paronychodon

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

Tapinocephalus

Misidentification.

Sir Richard Owen

Misidentified therapsid.

Zapsalis

Nomen dubium

Edward Drinker Cope

PterosaursEdit

New taxaEdit

Name Status Authors Notes

Nyctosaurus

Valid

Marsh

Pteranodon

Valid

Marsh

ReferencesEdit

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