Eric Scott


Eric Scott is a professional vertebrate paleontologist with nearly four decades of experience in southern California and throughout the American southwest. He studies the evolution and extinction of Plio-Pleistocene large mammals in North America and globally, with a strong emphasis on equids. Eric’s research includes both field and museum work throughout the western United States as well as Mexico and eastern Africa. He is presently Program Manager for Paleontology with Cogstone Resource Management in Riverside, California, and is also an adjunct lecturer in biology at California State University, San Bernardino.

Prior to his present position, Eric was Associate Curator for Paleontology at the Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center in Santa Ana, California. Before that, he was Curator of Paleontology for the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, California, where he worked since 1991. Prior to that, he was Chief Excavator at the Rancho La Brea “tar pits” in Los Angeles from 1985 - 1991. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1990.

Eric presently lives in Bloomington, California with his wife, Kim, who is also a paleontologist.

Biodiversity Evolutionary Studies Paleontology Taxonomy Zoology

Work details

Program Manager / Paleontologist

Cogstone Resource Management, Inc.
October 2016

Adjunct lecturer

California State University, San Bernardino
January 2005
Natural Sciences - Biology

Curator of Paleontology

San Bernardino County Museum
March 1991 - October 2015
Division of Geological Sciences

Associate Curator for Paleontology, Cooper Center

California State University, Fullerton
October 2015 - October 2016


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