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Paul Scofield

  • PhD
  • Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
  • Canterbury Museum
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Research interests

Taxonomy and Nomenclature of New Zealand's BirdsEvolutionPalaeontology

About

A museum-based ornithologist and palaeontologist with two specialist areas: the taxonomy and evolution of Australasian birds and the biology of Albatross and Petrels. With more than 20 years experience in collection based systematic research and the analysis and interpretation of molecular systematics, I have travelled extensively throughout the world studying bird and mammal biology and evolution.

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Co-authors (311)

  • Trevor Worthy
  • Vanesa De Pietri
  • Sjúrður Hammer
  • Abe Borker

Publications (5)

  • Flightless rails (Aves: Rallidae) from the early Miocene St Bathans Fauna, Otago, New Zealand

    • Mather E
    • Tennyson A
    • Scofield R
    • et al.
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  • On the taxonomic composition and phylogenetic affinities of the recently proposed clade Vegaviidae Agnolín et al., 2017 ‒ neornithine birds from the Upper Cretaceous of the Southern Hemisphere

    • Mayr G
    • De Pietri V
    • Scofield R
    • et al.
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  • Testing species limits of New Zealand's leiopelmatid frogs through morphometric analyses

    • Easton L
    • Rawlence N
    • Worthy T
    • et al.
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  • Morphological, behavioural, and genetic evidence supports reinstatement of full species status for the grey-faced petrel, Pterodroma macroptera gouldi (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae)

    • Wood J
    • Lawrence H
    • Scofield R
    • et al.
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  • Phylogenetic relationships and terrestrial adaptations of the extinct laughing owl, Sceloglaux albifacies (Aves: Strigidae)

    • Wood J
    • Mitchell K
    • Scofield R
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Curator of Vertebrate Zoology

Canterbury Museum

August 2001 - Present

Education

PhD

University of Otago

August 1998 - March 2002(4 years)