List of years in paleontology       (table)
 1942 .  1943 .  1944 .  1945  . 1946  . 1947  . 1948 
1949 1950 1951 -1952- 1953 1954 1955
 1956 .  1957 .  1958 .  1959  . 1960  . 1961  . 1962 

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 1952.


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
"Syrmosaurus"[3] Junior synonym

Junior synonym of Pinacosaurus.

Talarurus[4] 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. ^ Maleev, E.A. 1952. A new family of armored dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Doldady Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 87: pp. 131-134.
  4. ^ Maleev, E.A. 1952. A new ankylosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Asia. Doklady Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 87: pp. 273-276.

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