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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 2005.

DinosaursEdit

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
Appalachiosaurus[3] Valid taxon
  • Carr
  • Williamson
  • Schwimmer













Archaeodontosaurus Valid taxon
Auroraceratops Valid taxon
  • You
  • Li D.
  • Ji Q.
"Bakesaurus" Nomen nudum
  • Zhou S.
Baurutitan Valid taxon
  • Kellner
  • Campos
  • Trotta
Brachytrachelopan[4] Valid taxon
  • Rauhut
  • Remes
  • Fechner
  • Cladera
  • Puerta
Buitreraptor[5] Valid taxon
  • Makovicky
  • Apesteguía
  • Agnolín
Cathartesaura Valid taxon
  • Gallina
  • Apesteguía
Changchunsaurus[6] Valid taxon
  • Zan
  • Chen J.
  • Jin L.
  • Li T.
Chebsaurus[7] Valid taxon
  • Mahammed
  • Läng
  • Mami
  • Mekahli
  • Benhamou
Condorraptor[8] Valid taxon
  • Rauhut
Daanosaurus[9] Valid taxon
  • Ye
  • Gao Y.
  • Jiang
Dalianraptor Valid taxon
  • Gao C.
  • Liu J.

Possibly a misidentified bird.

Dashanpusaurus Valid taxon
  • Peng G.
  • Ye
  • Gao Y.
  • Shu
  • Jiang
Dubreuillosaurus Valid taxon
  • Allain
Falcarius[10] Valid taxon
  • Clark
  • DeBlieux
Ferganocephale[11] Valid taxon
  • Averianov
  • T. Martin
  • Bakirov
Galveosaurus[12] Valid taxon
  • Sánchez-Hernández
"Galvesaurus"

Junior synonym.

  • Barco
  • Canudo
  • Cuenca-Bescós
  • Ruíz-Omeñaca

Junior synonym of Galveosaurus.

Hagryphus Valid taxon
  • Zanno
  • Sampson
Hexinlusaurus Valid taxon
  • Barrett
  • Butler
  • Knoll
Hungarosaurus[13] Valid taxon
  • Ösi
Jinfengopteryx[14] Valid taxon
  • Ji Q.
  • Ji S.
  • You
  • Chen W.
  • Liu Y. Q.
  • Liu Y. X.
Karongasaurus[15] Valid taxon
  • Gomani
Lanzhousaurus Valid taxon
  • You
  • Ji Q.
  • Li D.
"Krzyzanowskisaurus"

Misidentification.

  • Heckert

Valid non-dinosaurian taxon. Possibly a junior synonym of Revueltosaurus.

Nemegtomaia Valid taxon
  • Tomida
  • Azuma
Neuquenraptor[16] Valid taxon
  • Novas Pol

May be a subjective junior synonym of Unenlagia.

Pedopenna[17] Valid taxon
  • Xu X.
  • Zhang F.
Penelopognathus Valid taxon
  • Godefroit
  • Li H.
  • Shang
Puertasaurus Valid taxon
  • Novas
  • Salgado
  • Calvo
  • Agnolin
Shixinggia[18] Valid taxon
  • Zhang B.
Stormbergia Valid taxon
  • Butler
Tanycolagreus[19] Valid taxon
  • Carpenter
  • Miles
  • Cloward
Trigonosaurus Valid taxon
  • Campos
  • Kellner
Tyrannotitan[20] Valid taxon
  • Novas
  • de Valais
Xinjiangovenator[21] Valid taxon
  • Rauhut
  • Xu X.
"Yunxiansaurus" Nomen nudum
  • Zhou S.

PlantsEdit

Newly named plantsEdit

Currently valid plant genera named in 2005
Name Status Authors Images
Archaeamphora Valid taxon
  • Li H.

PlesiosaursEdit

New taxaEdit

Name Status Authors Notes

Eromangasaurus

Valid

Kear

Valid

XiphosuransEdit

  • Fossils of Lunataspis, the earliest known xiphosuran, are discovered in Canada. It was not given a formal description until 2008, however.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". http://www.polychora.com/dinolist.html. Retrieved on 2008-08-07. 
  2. ^ Montague, Jeremy. "Dr. Montague's Database". http://www.barry.edu/bio300/pdf/montague%20dino%20web%20data%2012-3-2005.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-10-29. 
  3. ^ Carr, T.D., T.E. Williamson, and D.R. Schwimmer. 2005. A new genus and species of tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous (Middle Campanian) Demopolis Formation of Alabama. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (1): pp. 119- 143.
  4. ^ Rauhut, O.W.M., K. Remes, R. Fechner, G. Cladera, and P. Puerta. 2005. Discovery of a short-necked sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period of Patagonia. Nature 435 (2): pp. 670-672.
  5. ^ Makovicky, P.J., S. Apesteguia, and F.L. Agnolin. 2005. The earliest dromaeosaurid theropod from South America. Nature 437: pp. 1007-1011.
  6. ^ Zan, S.-Q., J. Chen, L.-Y. Jin, and T. Li. 2005. A primitive ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Quantou Formation of central Jilin, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 43: pp. 182-193.
  7. ^ Mahammed, F., E. Läng, L. Mami, L. Mekahl, M. Benhamou, B. Bouterfa, A. Kacemi, S.-A. Chérief, H. Chaouati, and P. Taquet. 2005. The ‘Giant of sour’, a Middle Jurassic sauropod dinosaur from Algeria. Systematic Palaeontology (Vertebrate Palaeontology) Paleovol/Elsevier.
  8. ^ Rauhut, O.W.M. 2005. Osteology and relationships of a new theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Patagonia. Palaeontology 48, part 1: pp. 87-110.
  9. ^ Ye, Y., Y.-H.Gao, and S. Jiang. 2005. A new genus of sauropod from Zigong, Sichuan. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 43: pp. 175-181.
  10. ^ Kirkland, J I., L.E. Zanno, S.D. Sampson, J.M. Clark, and D.D. DeBileux. 2005. A primitive therizinosauroid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Utah. Nature 435: p.p. 84-87.
  11. ^ Averianov, A.O. T. Martin, and A.A. Bakirov. 2005. Pterosaur and dinosaur remains from the Middle Jurassic Balabansai Svita in the northern Fergana depression, Kyrgystan (Central Asia). Palaeontology 48 (part 1): pp. 135-155.
  12. ^ Sánchez-Hernández, B. 2005. Galveosaurus herreroi, a new sauropod dinosaur from Villar del Arzobispo Formation (Tithonian-Berriasian) of Spain. Zootaxa 1034: pp. 1-20.
  13. ^ Osi, A. 2005. Hungarosaurus tormai, a new ankylosaur (Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of Hungary. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (2): pp. 370-383.
  14. ^ Ji, Q., S. Ji, J. Lu, H. You, W. Chen, and Y. Liu. 2005. First avialian bird from China. Geological Bulletin of China 24 (3): pp. 197-209.
  15. ^ Gomani, E.M. 2005. Sauropod dinosaurs from the Early Cretaceous of Malawi, Africa: Palaeontologia Electronica 8 (issue 1 - n. 27a): 37 pages.
  16. ^ Novas, F.E. and D. Pott. 2005. New evidence on deinonychosaurian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Nature 433: pp. 858- 861.
  17. ^ Xu, X., and F. Zhang. 2005. A new maniraptoran dinosaur from China with long feathers on the metatarsus. Naturwissenschaften 92: pp. 173- 177Xu, X.
  18. ^ Lu, J. and B.-K. Zhang. 2005. A new oviraptorid (Theropod: Oviraptosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Nanxiong Basin, Guangdong Province of southern China. Online document (Chinese Extinct Organism Net: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh- CN&u=http://www.dinosaur.net.cn/_Dino_News_2 005/dino20050110.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3DS hixinggia%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF- 8
  19. ^ Carpenter, K., C. Miles and K. Cloward. 2005. New small theropod from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming. In: the carnivorous dinosaurs (K. Carpenter, ed.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IA: pp. 23- 48.
  20. ^ Novas, F. E., S. de Valas, P. Vickers-Rich, and T. Rich. 2005. A large Cretaceous theropod from Patagonia, Argentina, and the evolution of carcharodontosaurids. Naturwissenschaften 92: pp. 226-230.
  21. ^ Rauhut, O.W.M., and X. Xu. 2005. The small theropod dinosaurs Tugulusaurus and Phaedrolosaurus from the Early Cretaceous of Xinjiang, China. J. Vert. Paleontol. 25 (1): pp. 107- 118.

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