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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.


Newly named dinosaurs[]

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

Name Status Authors Notes Images
Albertaceratops Valid taxon
  • Michael J. Ryan
Amargatitanis Valid taxon
  • Sebastián Apesteguía
Australodocus Valid taxon
  • Kristian Remes
Berberosaurus Valid taxon
  • Ronan Allain
  • Ronald Tykoski
  • Najat Aquesbi
  • Nour-Eddine Jalil
Cerasinops Valid taxon
  • Brenda J. Chinnery
Dromomeron Valid non-dinosaurian taxon.
  • Randall B. Irmis
  • Sterling J. Nesbitt
  • Kevin Padian
  • Nathan D. Smith
Eocursor Valid taxon
  • Richard J. Butler
  • Roger M. H. Smith
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
  • Martin D. Ezcurra
  • Gilles Cuny
Luanchuanraptor Valid taxon
  • Xu L.
  • Zhang X. L.
  • Ji Q.
  • Jia S.
  • Hu W.
  • Zhang J. M.
  • Wu Y.
Mahakala Valid taxon
  • Alan H. Turner
  • Diego Pol
  • Julia A. Clarke
"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
  • Sebastián Apesteguía
Oryctodromeus Valid taxon
  • David J. Varricchio
  • Anthony J. Martin
  • Yoshihiro Katsura
Paluxysaurus Valid taxon
  • Peter J. Rose
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.


  • A fossilized rainforest is discovered in a coal mine.


  1. ^ Olshevsky, George. "Dinogeorge's Dinosaur Genera List". Retrieved on 2008-08-07.