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Don Lofgren, Ph.D

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Dr. Lofgren completed a Bachelors of Arts in Geology from the University of Minnesota in 1983, Masters of Science in Geology from the University of Montana in 1985, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. In 1991, he assumed the position of director of the Alf Museum.

Dr. Lofgren’s research interests are mammalian systematics and paleobiogeography, biostratigraphy, and depositional environments of Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary nonmarine rocks of Western North America. Present focuses are Goler Formation of California and the North Horn Formation of Utah.

Selected Publications

Lofgren, D. L., A. Hess, D. Silver, and P. Liskanich. 2012. Review of proboscideans from the Middle Miocene Barstow Formation of California, in Reynolds, R. E., Searching for the Pliocene: Southern Exposures: Fullerton, California State University Desert Studies Center, pp. 125-134. [view the article (PDF)]

Lofgren, D. L., and R. S. Anand. 2011. Partial skull of Zygolophodon (Mammalia, Proboscidea) from the Barstow Formation of California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31:1392-1396.

Albright, L.B, III, D.L. Lofgren, and M.C. McKenna. 2009. Magnetostratigraphy, mammalian biostratigraphy, and refined age assessment of the Goler Formation (Paleocene), California. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 65: 259-277.

McKenna, M.C., J. G. Honey, and D. L. Lofgren. 2008. Goleroconus alfi, a new small periptychid (Mammalia, Eparctocyona) from the late Paleocene of California. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Science Series 41:29-42. [view the article]

Lofgren, D.L., J. G. Honey, M. C. McKenna, R. L. Zondervan, and E. E. Smith. 2008. Paleocene primates from the Goler Formation of California: Science Series Number 41, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: 11-28. [view the article]

Lofgren, D.L., B.E. Scherer, C.K. Clark, and B. Standhardt. 2005. First record of Stygimys (Mammalia, Multituberculata, Eucosmodontidae) from the Paleocene (Puercan) part of the North Horn Formation, Utah, and a review of the genus. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, v. 12, p. 77-97.

Lofgren, D.L., J. Lillegraven, W. Clemens, P. Gingerich, and T. Williamson. 2004. Paleocene biochronology of North America: The Puercan through Clarkforkian Land Mammal Ages: p. 43-105, in Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic Land Mammals of North America, ed. M. Woodburne, Columbia University Press.

McKenna, M. C., and D. L. Lofgren. 2003. Mimotricentes tedfordi, a new arctocyonid from the Late Paleocene of California. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 279:632-643. [view the article]

Lofgren, D.L. 1995. The Bug Creek Problem and the Cretaceous-Tertiary transition at McGuire Creek, Montana: University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 140:1-185.


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