Tagged: Paleontology

New editor of Journal of Royal Society of NZ - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves May 12, 2016

The journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand began its life in the 1860s covering a wide range of topics. New editor Professor Ewan Fordyce FRSNZ would like to regain a little more of that breadth of discipline. The University of Otago Professor knows something about crossing disciplinary boundaries, as a paleontologist in a Geology Department, working … Read More

A case of mistaken identity for Australia’s extinct big bird - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 14, 2016

Trevor Worthy, Flinders University Australia is renowned for once being home to a group of gigantic birds known as the mihirungs. These birds are distantly related to waterfowl and included the impressive Dromornis stirtoni, the largest bird ever known on the planet at about 450kg in weight. An artist’s impression of Genyornis newtoni. Anne Musser, Australian Museum … Read More

Giant squids and a bit of a giggle - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 12, 2011

In New Zealand, most of the news today centres around the Rena environmental disaster currently unfolding off our coastline. Fossil ichthyosaur vertebrae. Credit: The Geological Society of America So I thought I’d bring in something else nautically-related, but this more on the subject of beasties historically thought to put holes in ships, than ships with … Read More

Another book for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 25, 2011

This looks like another great sciency book for young kids. Ankylosaur Attack (Tales of Prehistoric Life) is aimed at an age level of 4 and up. It should really appeal to the kid already interested in dinosaurs. The author is … Continue reading → … Read More