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            List of years in paleontology       (table)
 1936 .  1937 .  1938 .  1939  . 1940  . 1941  . 1942 
1943 1944 1945 -1946- 1947 1948 1949
 1950 .  1951 .  1952 .  1953  . 1954  . 1955  . 1956 

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 1946.



  1. ^ Gilmore (1946). "A new carnivorous dinosaur from the Lance Formation of Montana." Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 106: 1–19.

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