Maia Bukhsianidze

Maia Bukhsianidze is a Principal Researcher at the Georgian National Museum. Her research focuses on evolution and systematics of Bovidae. Neogen and Quaternary faunas of the Caucasus. She has done extensive field work in the country of Georgia, including relocating existing sites and finding new ones. During 2005-2015, she undertook major curation efforts for the fossil vertebrate and modern osteological collections of the Georgian National Museum and the Institute of the Paleobiology of Tbilisi resulting in a digital databases and online catalogue of type specimens of fossil land mammals. As a result of field and curation work, she is familiar with a wide range of fossil mammals. Yet, the group with which she is most familiar is the family Bovidae (cattle, antelopes and allies).