The Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa
The Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa was founded in 1979, the PSSA is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. The object of the Society is to advance the science of palaeontology in Southern Africa, to serve the common interests and facilitate the cooperation of all persons concerned with the study of evolution, comparative anatomy and taxonomy. The Society is particularly concerned with the conservation and preservation of fossil sites and the promotion of heritage awareness.
The Logo represents a face of the mammal-like reptile Lystrosaurus which is commonly found in the Triassic beds of the Karoo in South Africa and other regions of Gondwana (designed by Drs Juri van den Heever and Fred Grine; artwork by Cedric Hunter and approved by the late Prof C. Pama, heraldic expert).