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On the News | Japan | Fossils found in 1965 identified as eggshell of meat-eater @ The Asahi Shimbun

On the News @ The Asahi Shimbun Title:  Fossils found in 1965 identified as eggshell of meat-eater Kengo Yamada Excerpt: “A high school student’s discovery more than half a century ago turned out to be a fossilized eggshell of a carnivorous dinosaur previously not found in Japan. The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum said on June 5 that the eggshell, unearthed in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in September 1965, likely derived from

On the News | Japan | 52-year-old discovery in Yamaguchi Prefecture confirmed as dinosaur egg fossil @ The Japan Times

On the News @ The Japan Times Title:  52-year-old discovery in Yamaguchi Prefecture confirmed as dinosaur egg fossil Excerpt: “A rock found in 1965 by a high school student in the city of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has been confirmed to be a dinosaur egg fossil, according to the city and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. To date, eight types of dinosaur egg fossils have been discovered in Japan, in Fukui, Gifu

On the News | Japan | Japan’s largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton unearthed in Hokkaido @ The Japan Times

On the News @ The Japan Times Title:  Japan’s largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton unearthed in Hokkaido Excerpt: “Japanese researchers said Thursday they have unearthed the remains of an 8-meter-long Hadrosaurid, dating from around 72 million years ago, in the mountains of Hokkaido, making it the largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton discovered in the country. The team involving members of Hokkaido University and a museum in the town of Mukawa, Hokkaido, hailed

Just out | Eukaryotic diversity in late Pleistocene marine sediments around a shallow methane hydrate deposit in the Japan Sea @ Geobiology

Just out @ Geobiology Eukaryotic diversity in late Pleistocene marine sediments around a shallow methane hydrate deposit in the Japan Sea Author(s) M. Kouduka, A. S. Tanabe, S. Yamamoto, K. Yanagawa, Y. Nakamura, F. Akiba, H. Tomaru, H. Toju, Y. Suzuki Abstract: Marine sediments contain eukaryotic DNA deposited from overlying water columns. However, a large proportion of deposited eukaryotic DNA is aerobically biodegraded in shallow marine sediments. Cold seep sediments

Just out | Morphological and histological evidence for the oldest known softshell turtles from Japan @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Morphological and histological evidence for the oldest known softshell turtles from Japan Author(s) Yasuhisa Nakajima, Igor G. Danilov, Ren Hirayama, Teppei Sonoda & Torsten M. Scheyer Abstract: Herein we report morphologically and histologically diagnostic trionychid specimens from the Barremian–Aptian (129.4–113.0 Ma) of Japan. One specimen (FPDM-V9487) is an associated skeleton that consists of a scapula, a humerus, an ischium, and hypoplastra. The limb and

Just out | Taxonomic Invalidity of Busk's Elephant (Elephas maximus buski Matsumoto, 1927) demonstrated by AMS 14C dating @ Paleontological Research

Just out @ Paleontological Research Taxonomic Invalidity of Busk’s Elephant (Elephas maximus buski Matsumoto, 1927) demonstrated by AMS 14C dating Author(s) Keiichi Takahashi and Kensuke Yasui Abstract: The ages of the holotype and a referred molar of Elephas maximus buski described by Matsumoto in 1927, and a molar supposedly of the same subspecies described by Makiyama in 1938 from Higashi Betsuin temple in Nagoya, were investigated by AMS (Accelerator Mass

Just out | Sphenodus (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii) from the Upper Cretaceous in Nakagawa Town, Hokkaido, Japan @ Paleontological Research

Just out @ Paleontological Research Sphenodus (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii) from the Upper Cretaceous in Nakagawa Town, Hokkaido, Japan Author(s) Shiori Kanno, Yasuhisa Nakajima, Yoshinori Hikida and Tamaki Sato Abstract: Eight specimens of Sphenodus have been collected from the Upper Cretaceous, Coniacian of Nakagawa Town in Hokkaido, northern Japan. They are referred to as S. cf. lundgreni and Sphenodus spp. 1 and 2, and described in detail. Nearly complete specimens of Sphenodus