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Ancient Waterfowl discovered at Saint Bathans w/ Paul Scofield: July 25, 2022

Ancient Waterfowl discovered at Saint Bathans w/ Paul Scofield: July 25, 2022

Ancient Waterfowl discovered at Saint Bathans w/ Paul Scofield: July 25, 2022 Ancient Waterfowl discovered at Saint Bathans w/ Paul Scofield: July 25, 2022 , 18.34 MB
Monday, July 25, 2022

Palaeontologists digging near Saint Bathans in Central Otago have discovered a fossil that probably belonged to the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest known swan species. The Bannockburn Swan lived between 16 and 19 million years ago on Lake Manuherikia, a huge lake covering most of modern Central Otago.

Joe spoke to Paul Scofield, a Senior Curator of Natural History and Adjunct Professor in Palaeontology in the Geology Department at the University of Canterbury, about the discovery.