CSUF News Service
Geology Students Discuss Fossil Research at Paleontology Meeting
Oct. 22, 2015
Four senior geology majors and one graduate student joined James Parham, assistant professor of geological science and a faculty curator at the John D. Cooper Center, in presenting research during the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 75th annual meeting Oct. 14-17 in Dallas. The scholars studied local fossils from the CSUF-managed John D. Cooper Center.
- Isaac Magallanes, Parham and Robert Boessenecker, College of Charleston: “Description of the Most Complete Fossil Walrus and its Implications for Odobenid Phylogeny”
- Michelle Barboza, Parham and Brian Kussman: “Vertebrate Fauna and Ungulate Biostratigraphy of the Highly Fossiliferous Oso Sand Member, Capistrano Formation, Orange County, CA”
- Crystal Cortez and Parham: “An Articulated Skeleton of Carcharodon Hastalis (Lamniformes, Lamnidae) From the ‘Monterey Formation,’ Orange County, CA”
- Brian Kussman, Parham and Lida Babilonia, Clark Paleontological Museum: “Biostratigraphic Analysis of Mammalian Taxa Revises the Age of Rich Pleistocene Sites From the La Habra Formation (Orange County) From Rancholabrean to Irvingtonian”
- Gabriel-Philip Santos, Parham and Brian Beatty, NY Institute of Technology: “The Most Ontogenetically Advanced Specimen of Desmostylus and Implications for Ontogeny and Senescence of Desmostylians”
Two of the undergraduates — Isaac Magallanes and Michelle Barboza — are Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, or LSAMP, scholars.