Harry F. Filkorn
Department of Invertebrate Paleontology
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90007

Harry joined the Invertebrate Paleontology section of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in 2002, after completing a PhD in Geology from Kent State University in 2001. He has a broad background in the geological sciences and specialization in the areas of invertebrate paleontology, biostratigraphy, paleobiogeography and carbonate sedimentology. His research interests mainly concern Cretaceous and Early Tertiary reef coral faunas of Mexico and the western US. He has also studied Late Cretaceous and Paleocene corals from Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula, and some Jurassic corals from southwestern New Mexico. Ongoing investigations in Mexico include studies of the Late Cretaceous and Eocene coral faunas of Chiapas and the middle Cretaceous reef faunas of the Tierra Caliente region in Michoacan and Guerrero. In his spare time, with the support of the USGS, he has mapped the geology of a rugged area of the Markagunt Plateau in southwestern Utah, the heart of the Markagunt Megabreccia. He is a member of several professional organizations, including Sigma Xi, the Paleontological Society and the International Association for the Study of Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera.