List of years in paleontology       (table)
 1900 .  1901 .  1902 .  1903  . 1904  . 1905  . 1906 
1907 1908 1909 -1910- 1911 1912 1913
 1914 .  1915 .  1916 .  1917  . 1918  . 1919  . 1920 

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 1910.


Newly named dinosaursEdit

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list[1] and Dr. Jeremy Montague's dinosaur genus database.[2]

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Euoplocephalus[3] Valid taxon
"Hecatasaurus"[4] Junior synonym.

Junior objective synonym of Telmatosaurus.

"Kritosaurus"[4] Nomen dubium.

Possibly synonymous with Anasazisaurus, Gryposaurus, and/or Naashoibitosaurus.

"Nectosaurus"[5] Preoccupied name.
  • Versluys

Preoccupied name by Merriam, 1905. Renamed Kritosaurus.

Saltopus[6] Valid taxon


  1. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved on 2008-08-07. 
  2. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". Retrieved on 2008-10-29. 
  3. ^ Lambe, L.M. 1910. Note on the parietal crest of Centrosaurus apertus, and a proposed new generic name for Stereocephalus tutus. Ottawa Nat. 14: pp. 149-151.
  4. ^ a b Brown, B. 1910. The Cretaceous Ojo Alamo beds of New Mexico with description of the new dinosaur genus Kritosaurus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 28; pp. 267- 274.
  5. ^ Versluys, J. 1910. Streptostylie bel Dinosauriern, nebst Bemerkungen uber die Verwandtschaft der Vogel und Dinosaurier. Zool. Jb., Anat. 30: pp. 175-260.
  6. ^ Huene, F. von. 1910. Ein primitiver Dinosaurier aus der mittleren Trias von Elgin. Geol. Palaeontol. Abhandl. 8: pp. 317-322.

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