List of years in paleontology       (table)
 1985 .  1986 .  1987 .  1988  . 1989  . 1990  . 1991 
1992 1993 1994 -1995- 1996 1997 1998
 1999 .  2000 .  2001 .  2002  . 2003  . 2004  . 2005 

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 1995.


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
Achelousaurus[3] Valid taxon
Trex skull

"Dinotyrannus" and "Stygivenator" are both junior synonyms of Tyrannosaurus.


"Jenghizkhan" is a junior synonym of Tarbosaurus.

Ampelosaurus[4] Valid taxon
  • Le Loeuff
Asiamericana[5] Valid taxon
Brontoraptor nomen nudum
  • Redman
Bugenasaura[6] Valid taxon
Chindesaurus[7] Valid taxon
  • R. A. Long
  • Murry
"Dinotyrannus"[8] Junior Synonym of Tyrannosaurus

George Olshevsky vide:

  • George Olshevsky
  • Ford
  • Yamamoto
Einiosaurus[3] Valid taxon
  • Sampson
Genusaurus[9] Valid taxon
  • Accarie
  • Beaudoin
  • Dejax
Giganotosaurus[10] Valid taxon
  • Salgado
Jainosaurus[11] Valid taxon
  • Hunt
  • Lockley
  • S. G. Lucas
  • C. Meyer
"Jenghizkhan"[12] Junior Synonym of Tarbosaurus

George Olshevsky vide:

  • George Olshevsky
  • Ford
  • Yamamoto
Jingshanosaurus[13] Valid taxon
  • Zhang Y. H.
  • Yang Z. L.
Kulceratops[5] Valid taxon
Liassaurus[14] nomen nudum

Samuel P. Welles, H. P. Powell, and Pickering vide:

  • Pickering
Merosaurus[14] nomen nudum

Samuel P. Welles, H. P. Powell and Pickering vide:

  • Pickering
Niobrarasaurus[15] Valid taxon
Saurophaganax[16] Valid taxon
  • Chure
"Stygivenator"[8] Junior Synonym of Tyrannosaurus

George Olshevsky vide:

  • George Olshevsky
  • Ford
  • Yamamoto
Texasetes[17] Valid taxon
  • Coombs
Walkersaurus[14] nomen nudum; material later named Duriavenator

Samuel P. Welles, H. P. Powell and Pickering vide:

  • Pickering


  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. ^ a b Sampson, S.D. 1995. Two new horned dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation of Montana, with a phylogenetic analysis of the Centrosaurinae (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15 (4): pp. 743-360.
  4. ^ Le Loeuff, J. 1995. Ampelosaurus atacis (nov. gen., nov. sp), un nouveau Titanosauridae (Dinosauria, Saurpoda) du Crétacé Supérieur de la haute vallée de l'Aude (France). C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 321 (sér. II a): pp. 693- 696.
  5. ^ a b Nesov, L.A. 1995. Dinosaurs of northern Eurasia: new data about assemblages, ecology and palaeogeography. University of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg: 156 pages (in Russian).
  6. ^ Galton, P.M. 1995. The species of the basal hypsilophodontid dinosaur Thescelosaurus Gilmore (Ornithischia; Ornithopoda) from the Late Cretaceous of North America. Neues Jahrbuch fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie. Abhandlungen 198 (3): pp. 297-311.
  7. ^ Long, R.A. and P.A. Murry. 1995. Late Triassic (Carnian and Norian) tetrapods from the Southwestern United States. New Mexico Museum Nat. History Sci. Bull. 4: pp. 1-254.
  8. ^ a b Olshevsky vide Olshevsky, G. 1995. The Origin and Evolution of the Tyrannosaurids. Kyoryugaku Saizensen [Dino-Frontline] 9: 92-119 (part 1); 10: 75-99 (part 2)
  9. ^ Accarie, H., B. Beaudoin , J. Dejax, G. Fries, J.-C. Michard, and P. Taquet. 1995. Decouverte d’un Dinosaure Theropode nouveau (Genusaurus sisteronis n. g., n. sp.) dans l’Albien marin de Sisteron (Alpes de Haute-Provence, France) et extension au Cretace inferieur de la lignee ceratosaurienne. Compte rendu hebdomadaire des seances de l’Academie des Sciences Paris, tomo 320, 2nd series : pp. 327-334.
  10. ^ Coria, R.A. and L. Salgado. 1995. A new giant carnivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Patagonia. Nature. 377: pp. 224-226.
  11. ^ Hunt, A.P., M.G. Lockley, S.G. Lucas, and C.A. Meyer. 1995 [George Olshevsky notes 1995, not 1994]. The global sauropod fossil record. In: Aspects of sauropod paleobiology (M.G. Lockley, V.F. dos Santos, C.A. Meyer, and A. Hunt, eds,). Revista de Geociencias, Gaia 10: pp. 261-279.
  12. ^ Olshevsky vide Olshevsky, G [with illustrations by T.L. Ford and S. Yamamoto]. 1995. The Origin and Evolution of the Ornithopods. Kyoryugaku Saizensen [Dino-Frontline] 11: 98-119 (part 1); 12: 96-117 (part 2); 13: 97-109 (part 3, 1996);
  13. ^ Zhang, Y., and Z. Yang. 1994 [Geroge Olshevsky notes 2005, not 2004]. A new complete ostology of Prosauropoda in Lufeng Basin Yunnan China, Jingshanosaurus. Yunnan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Kunming, China: pp. 1- 100.
  14. ^ a b c Welles, H. P. Powell & Pickering vide Pickering, S. 1995. A fractal scaling in dinosaurology project (2nd revised printing). Capitola, California: 478 pages;
  15. ^ Carpenter, K., D. Dilkes, and D.B. Weishampel. 1995. The Dinosaurs of the Niobrara Chalk Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Kansas). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 15 (2): pp. 275-297.
  16. ^ Chure, D.J. 1995. A reassessment of the gigantic theropod Saurophagus maximus from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Oklahoma, USA. Sixth Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota: pp. 103-106.
  17. ^ Coombs, W.P. 1995. A nodosaurid ankylosaur (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Lower Cretaceous of Texas. J. Vert. Paleontol. 15 (2): pp. 298-312.
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