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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 2006.


Vickaryous, M K., 2006, New information on the cranial anatomy of Edmontonia rugosidens Gilmore, a Late Cretaceous nodosaurid dinosaur from Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta: JVP, v. 26, n. 4: 1011-1013.

Newly named dinosaurs[]

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

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Adamantisaurus Valid taxon
  • Rodrigo Santucci
  • Reinaldo Jose Bertini
Agujaceratops BW






Agujaceratops Valid taxon
  • Hunt
Alaskacephale Valid taxon
  • Sullivan
Aniksosaurus Valid taxon
  • Martínez
  • Novas
Antarctopelta Valid taxon
  • Salgado
  • Gasparini
Balochisaurus Valid taxon
  • Malkani
"Bayosaurus" Nomen nudum
  • Paulina Carabajal
Cedrorestes Valid taxon
  • David Gilpin
  • Tony DiCroce
Dracorex Valid taxon
  • Larson
  • Saulsbury
Dracovenator Valid taxon
  • Yates
Erketu Valid taxon
  • Ksepka
Europasaurus Valid taxon

Mateus Laven Knötschke vide:

  • Sander
  • Mateus
  • Laven
  • Knötschke
Fusuisaurus Valid taxon
  • Mo
  • Wang W.
  • Huang Z.
  • Huang X.
  • Xu X.
Guanlong Valid taxon
  • Erickson
  • Eberth
  • Jia C.
  • Zhao Q.
Huanghetitan Valid taxon
  • You
  • Li D.
  • Zhou L.
  • Ji Q.
Jiutaisaurus Valid taxon
  • Li C.
  • Li T.
Juravenator Valid taxon
  • Göhlich
Khetranisaurus Valid taxon
  • Malkani
Koutalisaurus Valid taxon
  • Prieto-Marquez
  • Gaete
  • Rivas
  • Galobart
  • Boada
Ligabuesaurus Valid taxon
  • Apesteguía
Mantellisaurus Valid taxon
  • Paul
Mapusaurus Valid taxon
  • Phillip J. Currie
Marisaurus Valid taxon
  • Malkani
Maxakalisaurus[2] Valid taxon
  • Kellner
  • Campos
  • Azevedo
  • Trotta
  • Henriques
  • Craik
  • Silva
"Moabosaurus" Nomen nudum

Britt vide:

  • Anonymous

The name was published in The Gigantic Dinosaur Expo 2006 Official Guidebook. Was declared valid in 2017.

Othnielosaurus Valid taxon
Pakisaurus Valid taxon
  • Malkani
Razanandrongobe Valid taxon
  • Maganuco
  • Dal Sasso
  • Pasini

Described by the authors as a possible crocodylomorph or theropod.

Sacisaurus Valid taxon
  • Ferigolo
  • Langer
Sonidosaurus Valid taxon
  • Xu X.
  • Zhang X. H.
  • Tan Q.
  • Zhao X.
  • Tan L.
Sulaimanisaurus Valid taxon
  • Malkani
Theiophytalia Valid taxon
  • Brill
  • Carpenter
Tsaagan Valid taxon
Turiasaurus Valid taxon
  • Royo-Torres
  • Cobos
  • Alcalá
Vitakridrinda Valid taxon
  • Malkani
Xuanhuaceratops Valid taxon
  • Zhao X.
  • Cheng Z.
  • Xu X.
  • Makovicky
Yamaceratops Valid taxon
  • Makovicky
Yinlong Valid taxon
  • Xu X.
  • Forster
  • Clark
  • Mo
Yuanmousaurus Valid taxon
  • Li S.
  • Ji Q.
Zapalasaurus Valid taxon
  • Salgado
  • Carvalho
  • Garrido


  1. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved on 2008-08-07. 
  2. ^ Kellner, A.W.A., Campos, D.A., Azevedo, S.A.K., Trotta, M.N.F., Henriques, D.D.R., Craik, M.M.T., and Silva, H.P. (2006). "On a new titanosaur sauropod from the Bauru Group, Late Cretaceous of Brazil." Boletim do Museu Nacional (Geologia), 74: 1-31.