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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 2001.

Dinosaurs[]

Newly named dinosaurs[]

Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list[1] and Dr. Jeremy Montague's dinosaur genus database.[2]

Name Status Authors Notes Images
"Alashansaurus"[3] Nomen ex dissertatione
  • Daniel Chure
Masiakosaurus skull FMNH

Masiakasaurus had a unique jaw configuration with projecting teeth.

Aletopelta[4]

Valid taxon

  • Ford
Bienosaurus[5] Valid taxon
Cedarpelta[6] Valid taxon
  • Burge
  • Bird
Citipati[7] Valid taxon
Draconyx[8] Valid taxon
  • Antunes
Eotyrannus[9] Valid taxon
  • Hutt
  • Naish
  • Martill
  • Barker
  • Newberry
Eshanosaurus[10] Valid taxon
  • James M. Clark
Gobisaurus[11] Valid taxon
  • Matthew K. Vickaryous
  • Anthony P. Russell
Hanwulosaurus Nomen nudum
  • Anonymous in Xinhua News Service news articles
"Heilongjiangosaurus"[12] Nomen nudum
  • Li W.
  • Jin J.
Hesperosaurus[13] Valid taxon
  • Cloward
Jiangshanosaurus[14] Valid taxon
  • Tang F.
  • Kang
  • Jin X.
  • Wei
  • Wu W. T.
Jinzhousaurus[15] Valid taxon
  • Wang X.
Khaan[7] Valid taxon
"Kittysaurus" Junior synonym of Eotyrannus
  • Hargreaves
Liaoningosaurus[16] Valid taxon
  • You
Losillasaurus[17] Valid taxon
  • Maria Lourdes Casanovas-Cladellas
  • Santafe
  • Sanz
Masiakasaurus[18] Valid taxon
  • Sampson
  • Carrano
  • Forster
Megapnosaurus[19] Same as Syntarsus.
  • Ivie
  • Slipinski
  • Wegrzynowicz
Neimongosaurus[20] Valid taxon
Nothronychus[21] Valid taxon
  • Wolfe
Paralititan[22] Valid taxon
  • J. B. Smith
  • Lamanna
  • Lacovara
  • Dodson
  • J. R. Smith
  • Poole
  • Giegengack
  • Attia
Planicoxa[23] Valid taxon
  • DiCroce
Pukyongosaurus[24] Valid taxon
  • Kim H. J.
Quilmesaurus[25] Valid taxon
Rapetosaurus[26] Valid taxon
  • Kristina Curry-Rogers
  • Catherine A. Forster
Ruehleia[27] Valid taxon
"Szechuanoraptor"[3] Nomen ex dissertatione
  • Daniel Chure
"Wellnhoferia"[28] Valid non-dinosaurian taxon.
  • Andrzej Elżanowski
Venenosaurus[29] Valid taxon
  • S. Meyer
"Yibinosaurus" Nomen nudum

Ouyang vide:

  • Anonymous in the Chongqing Natural History Museum guidebook.

References[]

  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. ^ a b Chure, D. 2000. A new species of Allosaurus from the Morrison Formation of Dinosaur National Monument (UT-CO) and a revision of the theropod Family Allosauridae. Note: Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.
  4. ^ Ford, T.L. and J.I. Kirkland. 2001. Carlsbad ankylosaur (Ornithischia, Ankylosauria): an ankylosaurid and not a nodosaurid. Chapter 12 (pp. 239-260) in: The Armored Dinosaurs (K. Carpenter, ed.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, IA (483 pages): 239- 260.
  5. ^ Dong Z. 2001. Primitive Armored Dinosaur from the Lufeng Basin, China. pp. 237-242 In: Mesozoic Vertebrate Life: New Research inspired by the Paleontology of Philip J. Currie (D.H. Tanke and K. Carpenter, eds.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, IA: xviii + 542 pages.
  6. ^ Carpenter, K., J.I. Kirkland, D. Burge, and J. Bird. 2001. Disarticulated Skull of a New Primitive Ankylosaurid from the Lower Cretaceous of Eastern Utah. Chapter 11 of The Armored Dinosaurs (K. Carpenter, ed.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, IA: pp. 211- 238.
  7. ^ a b Clark, J.M., M.A. Norell, and P. Barsbold. 2001. Two new oviraptorids (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria), Upper Cretaceous Djadokhta Formation, Ukhaa Tolgod, Mongolia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21 (2): pp. 209–213.
  8. ^ Mateus, O. and M.T. Antunes. 2001. Draconyx loureiroi, a new Camptosauridae (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) from the Late Jurassic of Lourinha, Portugal. Annales Paleontol. 87 (1): pp. 61-73.
  9. ^ Hutt, S., D. Naish, D.M. Martill, M.J. Barker, and P. Newbery. 2001. A preliminary account of a new tyrannosauroid theropod from the Wessex Formation (Early Cretaceous) of southern England. Cretaceous Research 22 (2): pp. 227- 242.
  10. ^ Xu, X., X. Zhao, J.M. Clark. 2001. A new therizinosaur from the Lower Jurassic lower Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21 (3): pp. 477–483.
  11. ^ Vickaryous, M.K., A.P. Russell, P.J. Currie, and X.- J. Zhao. 2001. A new ankylosaurid (Dinosauria: Ankylosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous of China, with comments on ankylosaurian relationships. In: The Sino-Canadian Dinosaur Project 3. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 38 (12): pp. 1767-1780.
  12. ^ Li, W. and J. Jin. 2001. On the Upper Cretaceous Jiayin Group of Heilongjiang Province, China (Deng and Wang, eds): 65-74.
  13. ^ Carpenter, K., C.A. Miles, and K. Cloward. 2001. New primitive stegosaur from the Morrison Formation, Wyoming. In: The Armored Dinosaurs (Carpenter, K., ed.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IA: pp. 55-75.
  14. ^ Tang F., X.-M. Kang, X.-S. Jin., F. Wei, and W.- T. Wu. 2001. A new sauropod dinosaur of Cretaceous from Jiangshan, Zhejiang Province. Vertebrate Palasiatica 39 (4): pp. 272-281.
  15. ^ Wang, X. and X. Xu. 2001. A new iguanodontid (Jinzhousaurus yangi gen. et sp. nov.) from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 46 (19): pp. 1669-1672.
  16. ^ Xu, X., X.-L. Wang, and H.-L. You. 2001. A juvenile ankylosaur from China [Liaoningosaurus paradoxus]. Die Naturwissenshaften 88 (7): pp 297-300.
  17. ^ Casanovas, M.L., J.V. Santafe, and J.L. Sanz. 2001. Losillasaurus giganteus, un nuevo sauropodo del transito Jurasico-Cretacico de la cuenca de "Los Serranos" (Valencia, España). Paleontologia i Evolucio, 32-33: pp. 99-122.
  18. ^ Sampson, S. D. M.T. Carrano, and C.A. Forster. 2001. A bizarre predatory dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Nature 409: pp. 504- 509.
  19. ^ Ivie, M.A., S.A. Slipinski, and P. Wegrzynowicz. 2001. Generic homonyms in the Colydiinae (Coleoptera: Zopheridae). Insecta Mundi 15: pp. 63-64.
  20. ^ Zhang, X-H., X. Xu, P. Sereno, X.-W. Kuang, and L. Tan. 2001. A long-necked therizionosauroid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Iran Dabasu Formation of Nei Mongol, People's Republic of China. Vertebrate Palasiatica 39 (4): pp. 282-290.
  21. ^ Kirkland, J.I. and D.G. Wolf. 2001. First definitive therizinosaurid (Dinosauria; theropoda) from North Ameirca. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21 (3): pp. 410-414.
  22. ^ Smith, J.B., M.C. Lamanna, K.J. Lacovara, P. Dodson, J.R. Smith, J.C. Poole, R. Giegengack, and Y. Attia. 2001. A Giant Sauropod Dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous Mangrove Deposit in Egypt. Science 292: pp. 1704-1706.
  23. ^ DiCroce, T. and K. Carpenter. 2001. New ornithopod from the Cedar Mountain Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of eastern Utah. In: Mesozoic vertebrate life: new research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie (D.H. Tanke, Darren and K. Carpenter, eds.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, IA (xviii + 542 pages): pp. 183-196.
  24. ^ Dong Z., I.-S. Paik, H.-J. Kim. 2001. A preliminary report on a sauropod from the HasanDong Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Korea. In: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (Deng & Wang, eds.). China Ocean Press, Beijing: pp. 41-53.
  25. ^ Coria, R.A. 2001. New Theropod from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. In: Mesozoic vertebrate life: new research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie (D.H. Tanke and K. Carpenter, eds.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, IA (xviii + 542 pages): pp. 3-9.
  26. ^ Curry-Rogers, K. and C.A. Forster. 2001. The last of the dinosaur titans: a new sauropod from Madagascar. Nature 412: pp. 530-534.
  27. ^ Galton, P. M. 2001. Prosauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Triassic of Germany. In: Colectivo Arqueologico-Paleontologico de Salas, C.A.S. (eds.). Actas de las I Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontologia de Dinosaurios y su Entorno (Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Paleontology of Dinosaurs and their Environment). Burgos (Spain),: pp. 25-92.
  28. ^ Elzanowski, A. 2001. A new genus and species for the largest specimen of Archaeopteryx. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 46 (4): pp. 519-532.
  29. ^ Tidwell, V., K. Carpenter, and S. Meyer. 2001. New Titanosauriform (Sauropoda) from the Poison Strip Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Utah. In: Mesozoic vertebrate life: new research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie (D.H. Tanke and K. Carpenter, eds.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, IA, xviii + 542 pages): pp. 139-165.
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