Dr. Louis H. Taylor

Geologist, Board Member Marmarth Research Foundation

Lou Taylor is a vertebrate paleontologist and Research Associate at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He teaches classes in the Museum’s Certification Program, leads field trips, and works with volunteers in the Earth Science Department.

Lou was involved in the excavations at Porcupine Cave in the 1990s and worked with Museum volunteers on specimens in 2011. He is an active member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology from which he received the Joseph T. Gregory award in 2012. He is a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Western Interior Paleontological Society, and serves on the board of directors of three paleontology-related non-profit corporations.


Currently Lou is involved in research of fossil mammals that he hopes will solve a problem about channels that have cut through the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. 


Lou received a B.S. in Secondary Education from Edinboro State college in Pennsylvania, master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University, and a Ph.D. from The University of Arizona. His most enjoyable career has been one of teaching, petroleum geology and paleontology, and research. It has taken him around the world and far into the past.