Karen Black is a vertebrate palaeontologist working at the University of New South Wales, in the School of BEES. She received a PhD from the same university.
Her interests lie within the fields of mammalian palaeontology, taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny,ontogeny and biocorrelation. Her area of special expertise is vombatomorphian marsupials (including koalas and diprotodontoids). Over the course of her research she has named new families, genera and species of marsupials including: Maradidae (Black 2007), Marada, Marada arcanum (Black 2007); Diprotodontidae, Silvabestius, Silvabestius johnnilandi, S. michaelbirti (Black & Archer 1997a); Palorchestidae, Palorchestes anulus (Black 1997); Phascolarctidae, Nimiokoala, Nimiokoala greystanesi (Black & Archer 1997b); Litokoala garyjohnstoni (Louys, Black, Archer, Hand & Godthelp 2007); Pseudocheiridae, Pseudokoala cathysantamaria (Archer, Black & Nettle 1997) .
School of BEES
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
Biological Sciences Building, room 559
Phone: +61 2 93852113