ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Crocodiles in Orange County? Student Researcher Shakes Up Fossil History
April 16, 2017
August 2016 graduate Michelle Barboza set out to study rocks as an undergraduate geology student and ended up with a paper on ancient crocodiles. Barboza discovered that crocodilians lived here much more recently than previous researchers had established — by almost 10 million years.
Today, that discovery has made Barboza the lead author of a research paper — her first paper ever — just months after graduating. She has since moved to Florida, where she is continuing her research in vertebrate paleontology as a graduate student at the University of Florida. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.