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Behrensmeyer, Anna K.

US paleobiologist at the Smithsonian Institution (NMNH). Member of the Second Rudolf Expedition (1969); published on the fossil assemblages east of Lake Rudolph, now Lake Turkana; the KBS tuff is named for her. Interests include geology, taphonomy, and the paleoecology of Africa and Pakistan; often referred to as the mother of taphonomy. Co-author (with A. P. Hill) of Fossils in the Making (1980); co-editor of Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time (1992).

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