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National Paleontological Research Collections, GNS Science

The GNS Science fossil collection is the most extensive fossil collection in New Zealand and includes collections made over 130 years by amateurs and professionals within and outside GNS Science(and its predecessor the NZ Geological Survey).

GNS Science, and before that the New Zealand Geological Survey, has developed over many decades (Fleming 1964. N.Z. Jour. Geol. & Geophys., 7(4); p. 887-8), a policy to make available, wherever possible, its fossil specimens for scientific study. GNS welcomes visiting paleontologists and provides space and facilities for examining specimens in its care.

Collection Type
Natural History, Science


Contact Details
Postal address iconGNS Science, PO Box 30368, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Telephone number icon+64 4 570 1444
Web address iconhttp://www.gns.cri.nz/earthhist/fossils/index.html
Email address iconj.simes@gns.cri.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address iconGNS Science, 1 Fairway Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconThis collection and paleontological records in the NZ Fossil Record File database are available for study by authorised researchers by appointment.



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