Animals of Ancient New Zealand

Canterbury Museum Friends Talk

This talk took place on 1 October

Join Paul Scofield, Senior Curator Natural History, for a talk about the weird and wonderful wildlife of ancient New Zealand.

Protodontopteryx ruthae

Protodontopteryx ruthae, a bony-toothed bird that lived in New Zealand 62 million years ago. Illustration by Derek Onley

Paul has been involved in a number of significant new species discoveries in recent years, including human-sized penguin Crossvallia waiparensis and bony-toothed bird Protodontopteryx ruthae. He’ll discuss the discovery of these ancient animals and reveal what they tell us about how the islands we now call New Zealand have developed over millions of years.

Places at this talk are limited so please register below if you are keen to attend.

This talk is hosted by the Friends of Canterbury Museum.

This talk took place on 1 October

1 October 2019 10.15 am – 11.00 am Register
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