Dewald du Plessis

Dewald du Plessis

Southern Africa



Dewald du Plessis

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du Plessis


Southern Africa

Fossil Specialty (if any)

Karoo palaeontology, specifically non-mammalian cynodonts

Favorite Collecting Site(s) or Region(s)

Makgadikgadi Pans, central Botswana


With over 35 years of field experience and more than 17 years of formal academic involvement in zoology, entomology and botany, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout South Africa, Botswana and Namibia to research various aspects of natural history. Although my fields of specialised expertise are ethology (animal behaviour) and Karoo palaeontology, my interests stretch far broader than that, encompassing African zoology, entomology, botany, tracking, archaeology, palaeontology, contemporary history and ethnography (including linguistics, mythology and traditional medicine) in particular.

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