Glaessner, Martin Fritz#
b. Aussig (Ústi nad Labem, Czech Republic), Dec. 25, 1906, d. Nov. 22, 1989, Adelaide (Australia), paleontologist, micropaleontologist and geologist. 1932-37 petroleum geologist in the USSR, 1938-50 in New Guinea; 1950-71 taught at the University of Adelaide. The first scientist to describe the oldest known pre-Cambrian body fossils in Australia.
Works#The Principles of Micropaleontology, 1944; The Dawn of Animal Life, 1984.
Literature#H. Kuepper, In memoriam M. F. G., in: Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien, 1991.