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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 2007.

DinosaursEdit

Newly named dinosaursEdit

Data coutersy of George Olshevky's dinosaur genera list.[1]

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Albertaceratops Valid taxon
Amargatitanis Valid taxon
Australodocus Valid taxon
Berberosaurus Valid taxon
Cerasinops Valid taxon
Dromomeron Valid non-dinosaurian taxon.
Eocursor Valid taxon
Eotriceratops Valid taxon
  • Wu X.
  • Brinkman
  • Eberth
  • Braman
Futalognkosaurus Valid taxon
  • Calvo
  • Porfiri
  • González-Riga
  • Kellner
Gigantoraptor Valid taxon
  • Zhao X.
  • Tan L.
Gripposaurus Nomen nudum
  • Barrett
  • Upchurch
  • Zhou X.
  • Wang X.
Jiangjunosaurus Valid taxon
  • Jia C.
  • Forster ( misspelled as Foster)
Lamplughsaura Valid taxon
Lophostropheus Valid taxon
Luanchuanraptor Valid taxon
  • Xu L.
  • Zhang X. L.
  • Ji Q.
  • Jia S.
  • Hu W.
  • Zhang J. M.
  • Wu Y.
Mahakala Valid taxon
"Muyelensaurus" Nomen nudum

Calvo González-Riga (as González Riga) Porfiri vide:

  • Calvo
  • Porfiri
  • González-Riga
  • Kellner
Nanningosaurus Valid taxon
  • Mo
  • Zhao Z.
Nopcsaspondylus Valid taxon
Oryctodromeus Valid taxon
Paluxysaurus Valid taxon
Pantydraco Valid taxon
  • Kermack
Pradhania Valid taxon
Shanag Valid taxon
  • Turner
  • Hwang
Sinocalliopteryx Valid taxon
  • Ji S.
  • Ji Q.
  • Yuan
Suzhousaurus Valid taxon
  • Li D.
  • Peng C.
  • You
  • Lamanna
  • Harris
  • Lacovara
  • Zhang J. P.
Urbacodon Valid taxon
  • Averianov
Zhejiangosaurus Valid taxon
  • Jin X.
  • Sheng
  • Li Y. H.
  • Wang G. P.
  • Azuma
Zhongyuansaurus Valid taxon
  • Xu L.
  • Zhang X. L.
  • Jia S.
  • Hu W.
  • Zhang J. M.
  • Wu Y.
  • Ji Q.
Zhuchengosaurus Valid taxon
  • Zhao X.
  • Li D.
  • Han G.
  • Zhao H.
  • Liu F.
  • Li L.
  • Fang X.

PlantsEdit

  • A fossilized rainforest is discovered in a coal mine.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". http://www.polychora.com/dinolist.html. Retrieved on 2008-08-07. 

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