Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Prehistoric peopling in southeast Asia: Genomics of Jomon and other ancient skeletons

Uncovering the expansion processes of human habitats in the past is of great importance for understanding the origins and establishment of present-day populations and the acquisition of genetic characteristics of individuals as well as for investigating mechanisms of resistance against diseases and pathogens. Previous genetic/genomic studies aimed to uncover the expansion processes using present-day human […]

WFS News: A new Miocene pinniped Allodesmus from Japan

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new Miocene pinniped Allodesmus (Mammalia: Carnivora) from Hokkaido, northern Japan Wataru Tonomori, Hiroshi Sawamura, Tamaki Sato, Naoki Kohno Published 16 May 2018.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172440 A nearly complete pinniped skeleton from the middle Miocene Okoppezawa Formation (ca 16.3–13.9 Ma), Hokkaido, northern Japan, is described as the holotype of Allodesmus uraiporensis sp. nov. The new species is distinguishable from other […]

WFS News: A new species of Tritylodontid found in Japan

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev  Teeth can reveal a lot, such as how the earliest mammals lived with their neighbors. Researchers have uncovered dozens of fossilized teeth in Kuwajima, Japan and identified this as a new species of tritylodontid, an animal family that links the evolution of mammals from reptiles. This finding suggests […]

Fukuivenator : New Dinosaur from Japan

A new kind of dinosaur has been confirmed in Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, researchers said Friday, bringing the number of species discovered in Japan to seven. According to fossil analysis, the new creature was a small theropod that had both primitive and derived features, according to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Fukui Prefectural University. It […]

Phosphorosaurus ponpetelegans a fossil from Japan

An international research partnership is revealing the first mosasaur fossil of its kind to be discovered in Japan. Not only does the 72-million-year-old marine reptile fossil fill a biogeographical gap between the Middle East and the eastern Pacific, but also it holds new revelations because of its superior preservation. This unique swimming lizard, now believed […]