Tegan A. Vanderlaan (PhD candiate, UNSW)
Location: UNSW, Biological Sciences (D26), Room 644
Contact: t.vanderlaan [at] unsw [.] edu [.] au

Early CarTegan Vanderlaanboniferous trilobite systematics

Tegan is a palaeontologist specialising in the systematics of Carboniferous and Permian trilobites from eastern Australia. She has recently finished her PhD in systematics theory and history, as well as the systematics of the Carboniferous and Permian trilobite group Phillipsiidae.


  1. Vanderlaan, T.A., Ebach, M.C., (in press). Systematic biostratigraphy: a solution to problematic classification systems in biostratigraphy. Palaeoworld.
  2. Vanderlaan, T.A., Ebach, M.C., Williams, D.M. and Wilkins, J.S. (2013). Defining and redefining monophyly: Haeckel, Hennig, Ashlock, Nelson and the proliferation of definitions. Australian Systematic Botany, 26: 347-355.
  3. Ebach, M.C., Williams, D.M. &  Vanderlaan, T.A. (2013). Implementation as Theory, Hierarchy as Transformation, Homology as Synapomorphy. Zootaxa, 3641: 587 [Download].
  4. Percival, I.G., Meakin, N.S. Sherwin, L. Vanderlaan, T.A. & Flitcroft, P.A. (2012). Permian fossils and palaeoenvironments of the northern Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Quarterly Notes, 138: 1-23.
  5. Vanderlaan, T.A. (2011). Book Review. Systematic Biology, 60: 732-733 [Link]

Conference Presentations

  1. Vanderlaan, T.A. (2012). The systematic - biostratigraphic method. 34th International Geological Congress, Australia. Scientific Program, p. 251 [Link].