New Book: New Zealand Ammonites

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  1. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    50 years of research has gone into this book and there are only 300 copies, so be quick! A real lifetime's achievement.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3233525a4501,00.html

     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Phil, it is indeed great to have you back.

    That article is a great tease, wonder where one can get a copy? I also wonder aloud whether the abundance of ammonite fossils in the strange land of New Zealand has any correlation to the abundance of giant squid there.
     
  3. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Well, if anyone is interested in this book, more details are available here:

    Hettangian - Sinemurian (Early Jurassic) Ammonites of New Zealand.

    There is a direct link to the publishers, the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, at the end; it costs $50 and has 107 pages. The ammonites covered in the book date from the Early Jurassic of the dates approximately 200-189mya. It is believed that New Zealand may have been in the Northern Hemisphere back then!

    The above link does warn that the book is very technical in nature, probably only of interest to specialists.
     

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