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1832 in paleontology


ANU Springbank island archaeology dig underway


13 mai 1832 : mort du naturaliste Georges Cuvier


Cuvier Presentation


"Eyes in front" does not make man a predator in the animal kingdom.


Megatherium americanum – skull fragment with teeth

Paleontology or palaeontology 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, 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 1832.
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