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Fossil Treasures of Foulden Maar
Fossil Treasures of Foulden Maar

Fossil Treasures of Foulden Maar

A Window into Miocene Zealandia



216 Pages, 8.25 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $41.00 (US $41.00) (CA $55.00)

Publication Date: December 2022

ISBN 9781990048357

Rights: US & CA

Otago University Press (Dec 2022)

Not yet published. Ships 12/15/2022.


In Fossil Treasures of Foulden Maar, authors Daphne Lee, Uwe Kaulfuss, and John Conran share their passion and knowledge for Foulden Maar in Otago, New Zealand, a paleontological site of international significance and home to countless rare, well-preserved fossils. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the unique paleontological discoveries that have been made to date, taking a snapshot of changing life and ecosystems at the beginning of the Miocene and paying tribute to the scientific researchers who have helped bring Foulden Maar’s scientific marvels to the surface.

Author Biography

Uwe Kaulfuss completed a PhD focusing on the sedimentology and palaeontology of Foulden Maar. In 2009, he received the Harold Wellman Prize for the discovery of fossil insects at Foulden Maar. Uwe is based at the University of Göttingen, Germany, working on the biogeography and evolution of New Zealand fossil insects, funded by the German Research Foundation. Daphne Lee has been a coordinator of the research team at Foulden Maar since 2003. She is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Geology Department at the University of Otago. In 2017, Daphne received the McKay Hammer from the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, the premier award for geological research in New Zealand. John Conran is a botanist and paleobotanist who joined the Foulden Maar research group in 2006. He has co-supervised several University of Otago postgraduate student projects on aspects of Foulden Maar flora. John is currently based at the University of Adelaide.