2007 in paleontology

List of years in paleontology
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Paleontology or palaeontology (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. [1] This includes the study of body fossils, tracks ( ichnites), burrows, cast-off parts, fossilised feces ( coprolites), palynomorphs and chemical residues. Because humans have 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 or were published in the year 2007.

Plants

  • A fossilized rainforest is discovered in a coal mine.

Angiosperms

Name Novelty Status Authors Age Unit Location Notes Images

Trochodendron drachukii [2]

sp nov

Valid

Pigg, Dillhoff, DeVore, & Wehr

Ypresian

unnamed formation, Kamloops Group

  Canada

An extinct Trochodendron species

Orontium wolfei [3]

sp nov

Valid

Bogner, Johnson,Kvacek, & Upchurch

Early to early Middle Eocene

Allenby Formation & Klondike Mountain Formation

  Canada
  USA

An extinct Orontium species

Orontium mackii [3]

sp nov

Valid

Bogner, Johnson,Kvacek, & Upchurch

Late Cretaceous (Maastrictian?)

McRae Formation

  USA

An extinct Orontium species

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