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Suzanne J. Hand (born 1955) is an associate professor at the University of New South Wales, where she teaches geology and biology, who has a special interest in vertebrate palaeontology and modern mammals. Her research has been published in over a hundred articles, and is especially focused on the subjects of evolutionary biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics, and biogeography. Hand is a co-leader of the research team investigating the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, regarded as one of the four most important site of fossil-bearing formations in the world.[1][2]

Amongst the recognitions of Hand's contributions is a specific epithet of a fossil species of bird, Eoanseranas handae, discovered in the Riversleigh fossil sites.[3]


  1. ^ "Assoc. Prof. Suzanne Hand". Riversleigh News and Faunal Encyclopedia. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ Long, John A.; Archer, Michael (2002). Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One Hundred Million Years of Evolution. UNSW Press. p. 187. ISBN 9780868404356.
  3. ^ Worthy, Trevor H.; Scanlon, J.D. (2009). "An Oligo-Miocene Magpie Goose (Aves: Anseranatidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, Australia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29 (1): 205–211. doi:10.1671/039.029.0103.