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            List of years in paleontology       (table)
 1874 .  1875 .  1876 .  1877  . 1878  . 1879  . 1880 
1881 1882 1883 -1884- 1885 1886 1887
 1888 .  1889 .  1890 .  1891  . 1892  . 1893  . 1894 
   In science: 1881 1882 1883 -1884- 1885 1886 1887     
Related time period  or  subjects
 1881 . 1882 . 1883 - 1884 - 1885 . 1886 . 1887 
1850s . 1860s . 1870s -1880s- 1890s . 1900s . 1910s

 18th century . 19th century . 20th century 

Art . Archaeology . Architecture . Literature . Music . Science +...

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.[1] This includes the study of body fossils, tracks (ichnites), burrows, cast-off parts, fossilised faeces (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 1884.

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Dinosaurs

Name Status Authors Notes

Ceratosaurus

Valid

Othniel Charles Marsh

Dinodocus

Nomen dubium

Sir Richard Owen

Macelognathus

Misidentification.

Othniel Charles Marsh

Misidentified sphenosuchian crocodilian.

Plesiosaurs

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New taxa

Name Status Authors Notes

Dactylosaurus

Valid

Gurich

References

  1. ^ Newman, Garfield, et al (2001). Echoes from the past: world history to the 16th century. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. ISBN 0-07-088739-X.  

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