Paleontology Special Interest Group

Members of the Paleontology Special Interest Group within GSNZ have a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and all share an interest in fossils. We are a community of students, collectors, preparators, teachers, researchers, and more, spanning the new-and-emerging to the well-established.

Our group exists to foster interest in biodiversity across time, to discuss and promote paleontological activities in Aotearoa, and to encourage collaborations that will help to grow an endemic skillset in paleontology.

All GSNZ members with an interest in fossils are welcome.

Our Special Interest Group holds monthly online PALEOTalk sessions where speakers talk about paleontological activities that have a connection to Aotearoa.  Details of these talks, usually scheduled for the last Thursday of each month at 7pm, will be posted online.  

Paleontology SIG members will be emailed about upcoming events.  If you wish to receive an email notification please make sure you are subscribed to the Paleontology SIG.  Help updating your SIGs is available here (log in required).

The current Paleontology SIG convenor is Daniel Thomas.  You can meet Daniel here.


If you have an interest in fossils you might also like to look at the Fossil Record File.

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