Vertebrate Paleontology

Scientific Preparator Alan Tabrum

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080

Academic Training

MS, 1981, Paleontology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

General Research Interests

Cenozoic mammalian faunas of the intermontane basins of southwestern Montana, particularly those of the Eocene and the Oligocene.

Preparation Experience

  • Small mammals
  • Molding and casting of small vertebrate specimens

Field Experience

  • Rocky Mountain region of the United States
  • Tertiary of Asia (China)


  • Tabrum, A. R., D. R. Prothero, and D. Garcia. 1996. Magnetostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Eocene–Oligocene transition, southwestern Montana. Pp. 278–311, in The Terrestrial Eocene–Oligocene Transition in North America (D. R. Prothero and R. J. Emry, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and New York, New York.
  • Tabrum, A. R. 1994. Biostratigraphic data from the 1903 McCarty’s Mountain field notes of Earl Douglass. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14:49A.
  • Beard, K. C., and A. R. Tabrum. 1991. The first Early Eocene mammal from eastern North America: An omomyid primate from the Bashi Formation, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Mississippi Geology 11:1–6.