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List of fossils in Aichi prefecture

A list of fossils reported from Aichi prefecture, Tokai region, Honshu island, Japan.

Photographs of outcrops and fossils in Aichi prefecture

Paleozoic
Fusulinids
Pseudofusulina sp.
Conodonts
Radiolarians
Permian (298.9-252.17 Ma)
Corals
Fusulinids
Mesozoic
Radiolarians
Spongosaturnalis bispinus => Acanthocircus bispinus
Triassic (252.17-201.3 Ma)
Radiolarians
Archaeospongoprunum tenue
Dictyomitrella deweveri => Triassocampe deweveri
Jurassic (201.3-145.0 Ma)
Ammonoids
Choffatia sp.
Miocene (23.03-5.33 Ma)
Mammals
Gomphotherium annectens
suborder Odontoceti, Toothed whale
family Taipiridae, Tapir, (Teeth)
Reptiles
family Trionychidae, Softshell turtle
Fishes, (Otoliths, Scales)
Anotopterus sp.
subfamily Chauliodontinae
Diaphus sp.
suborder Gobioidei
family Halosauridae, Halosaur
Nannobrachium regale, Pinpoint lampfish, (Entire structure)
family Microstomatidae, Pencil smelt
family Myctophidae, Lanternfish
family Pleuronectidae, Righteye flounder
Rhinogobius sp., Freshwater goby
Scomber sp.
Vinciguerria sp.
Sharks, (Teeth)
Carcharocles megalodon => Carcharocles megalodon, (Teeth)
Isurus hastalis => Cosmopolitodus hastalis
Somniosus sp.
Nautiloids
Aturia sp.
Crustaceans
Callianassa sp., (Claws)
Callianassa titaensis => Callianopsis titaensis
Munidopsis sp.
Echinoids
Brissopsis sp.
Kewia minoensis
Linthia nipponica
Schizaster sp.
order Holasteroida
Starfishes
Astropecten sp.
Brisingella sp. => Hymenodiscus sp.
family Brisingidae
Ophiothrix sp.
class Ophiuroidea, Brittle star
Crinoids
Insects
Lesticus sp., (Wings)
Oodes vicarius, (Wings)
tribe Platynini, (Wings)
Bivalvia
Acharax tokunagai => Acharax johnsoni
Acila sp.
Acilana tokunagai => Hataiyoldia tokunagai
family Arcidae, Ark clam
Calyptogenna chitanii => Adulomya chitanii
family Chamidae, Jewel box clam
Chlamys sp.
Chlamys iwamurensis
Conchocele sp.
Crassostrea gigas => Magallana gigas, Pacific oyster
Cyclocardia sp.
Cyclocardia siogamensis
Delectopecten peckhami
Dosinia sp.
Glycymeris sp., Bittersweet clam
Hiatula minoensis
Lucinoma sp.
Lucinoma annulata, Western ridged lucina
Lucinoma spectabilis
Macoma sp.
Macoma calcarea, Chalky macoma
Macoma izurensis
Malletia sp.
Malletia inermis
Megayoldia japonica
Megayoldia lischkei
Meretrix sp.
Nuculana sp.
Ostrea denselamellosa
Patinopecten sp.
Periploma mitsuganoense
Phacosoma kawagensis => Dosinia kawagensis
Portlandia (Acilana) sp. => Acilana sp.
Portlandia kakimii
Propeamussium sp.
Saccella miensis
Solen sp.
Solidicorbula sp. => Corbula sp.
Yoldia sagittaria
Scaphopoda
Fissidentalium yokoyamai
Gastropoda
Diodora quadriradiata
Euclio balantium => Clio recurva
Euspira sp.
Ginebis sp.
Ginebis japonica
family Naticidae, Moon snail
Turritella sp.
family Volutidae, Volute
Chitons
Lepidopleurus morozakiensis
Flowering plants
Acer sp., Maple, (Samara)
Acer palaeorufinerve, (Leaves)
Acer pictum ssp. mono, Painted maple, (Leaves)
Alnus sp., Alder, (Cones)
Alnus subfirma
Betula sp., Birch
Betula nathorsti, (Leaves, Cones)
Betula protoermanii, (Leaves)
Carpinus subcordata, (Leaves)
Cladrastis aniensis, (Leaves)
Fagus sp., Beech
Hemitrapa borealis
Ligustrum sp., Privet, (Leaves)
Liquidambar sp., Sweetgum
Nuphar sp.
Pterocarya sp., Wing nut, (Leaves)
Pterocarya asymmetrosa, (Leaves)
Salvinia pseudoformosana
Sassafras subtriloba, (Leaves)
Styrax sp., Snowbell tree
Ulmus davidiana var. japonica, Japanese elm, (Leaves)
Viburnum sp.
Conifers
Metasequoia japonica => Metasequoia occidentalis
Metasequoia occidentalis, (Leaves, Cones)
Corals
family Flabellidae
Trace fossils
Archaeozostera sp.
Brissopsis sp. (Creeping and crawling marks)
Teredo sp., Shipworm
Footprints (Small animals)
Footprints (Birds)
Fauna of whale falls
Pliocene (5.33-2.58 Ma)
Insects
Crustaceans
infraorder Brachyura, Crab, (Claws)
Flowering plants, (Pollen)
Acer sp., Maple, (Cones)
Alnus sp., Alder, (Pollen)
Carya sp., Hickory, (Pollen)
Carya cathayensis, (Nuts)
Fagus sp., Beech, (Pollen)
Juglans megacinerea => Juglans cinerea var. megacinerea, (Nuts)
Liquidambar sp., Sweetgum, (Pollen)
Trapa sp., (Seeds)
Conifers, (Pollen)
Pinus trifolia, (Cones)
Quaternary
Mammals
Cervus nippon, Sika deer
Nyctereutes procyonoides, Raccoon dog
Pleistocene (2.58- 0.01Ma)
Mammals
Cervus praenipponicus
Homo sapiens
Macaca fuscata, Japanese macaque
Martes sp., Marten
Meles leucurus kuzuüensis
Microtus sp.
Mustela erminea, Stoat
Nyctereutes sp.
family Soricidae, Shrew
Crustaceans
suborder Balanomorpha, Barnacle
Balanus tintinnabulum rosa => Megabalanus rosa
Callianassa sp., (Claws)
family Leucosiidae
Megabalanus rosa
Romaleon gibbosulum, (Claws)
Echinoids
family Laganidae
Scaphechinus mirabilis
Temnopleurus sp.
Temnopleurus toreumaticus
Bivalvia
Alveinus sp.
Anodontia stearnsiana => Pegophysema bialata
Anomia chinensis, Chinese jingle shell
Arca boucardi
Azumapecten sp.
Barnea dilatata
Borniopsis tsurumaru
Chlamys asperulata => Mimachlamys asperulata
Chlamys farreri => Azumapecten farreri
Clinocardium braunsi
Corbicula japonica, Japanese basket clam
Crassostrea gigas => Magallana gigas, Pacific oyster
Crassostrea pestigris => Talonostrea talonata
Dendostrea paulucciae => Planostrea pestigris
Dosinella penicillata => Dosinia penicillata
Dosinia sp.
Dosinia angulosa
Dosinorbis troscheli => Dosinia troscheli
Fulvia mutica, Japanese cockle
Glycymeris vestita => Glycymeris aspersa, Clothed bittersweet
Macoma incongrua
Macoma tokyoensis
Mactra chinensis
Meretrix meretrix, Asiatic hard clam
Meropesta capillacea
Mya sp.
Mya arenaria oonogai => Mya arenaria, Soft-shell clam
Nipponarca bistrigata => Mesocibota bistrigata
Ostrea denselamellosa
Paphia undulata => Paratapes undulata, Undulate venus
Pecten sp.
Pecten albicans, Japanese baking scallop
Phacosoma japonicum => Dosinia japonica
Protothaca sp. => Leukoma sp.
Protothaca jedoensis => Leukoma jedoensis
Raeta sp.
Ruditapes philippinarum, Japanese littleneck
Scapharca broughtonii => Anadara broughtonii, Bloody clam
Scapharca subcrenata => Anadara kagoshimensis
Solecurtus sp.
Solen sp.
Tegillarca granosa, Blood cockle
Theora sp.
Trapezium liratum => Neotrapezium liratum, Quadrate trapezium
Tresus sp., Horse clam
Tresus keenae, Mirugai clam
Trisidos kiyonoi, Japanese propellor ark
Volachlamys sp.
Volachlamys hirasei var. awajiensis => Volachlamys hirasei
Scaphopoda
Dentalium octangulatum, Octagonal tusk shell
Gastropoda
Babylonia japonica, Japanese babylon
Batillaria sp.
Batillaria zonalis
Cancellaria sp.
Cerithideopsilla djadjariensis => Pirenella alata
Clathrofenella reticulata => Cerithidium fuscum
Cryptonatica janthostomoides => Cryptonatica andoi, Violet-mouthed moon
Cylichnatys angusta
Doxander japonicus, Japanese conch
Eufenella pupoides => Finella pupoides
Eunaticina sp.
Leucotina sp.
Neverita didyma, Bladder moon snail
Neverita reiniana => Glassaulax reiniana
family Olividae
Pirenella sp.
Pseudoetrema fortilirata
Rapana venosa, Veined rapa whelk
Reticunassa japonica => Nassarius praematuratus
Rhizorus radiolus => Volvulella radiola
Ringicula doliaris
Serpulorbis imbricatus => Thylacodes adamsii, Imbricated worm shell
Tonna luteostoma, Gold-mouthed tun
Tristichotrochus consors
Suchium costatum => Umbonium costatum, Costate button top(s)
Brachiopoda
Lingula anatina
Flowering plants
Alnus sp., Alder, (Pollen)
Artemisia sp., (Pollen)
Betula sp., Birch, (Pollen)
subfamily Carduoideae, (Pollen)
subfamily Cichorioideae, (Pollen)
Cinnamomum tenuifolium => Cinnamomum yabunikkei, Japanese cinnamon
Corylus sp., Hazel, (Pollen)
family Cyperaceae, (Pollen)
family Ericaceae, Heath, (Pollen)
Fagus sp., Beach, (Leaves, Pollen)
Fagus nathorsti, (Leaves)
Machilus sp., (Leaves)
Persicaria sp., Smartweed, (Pollen)
Pterocarya sp., Wing nut, (Pollen)
Quercus sp., Oak, (Leaves, Nuts, Pollen)
Quercus myrsinifolia => Quercus myrsinaefolia, Bamboo-leaf oak, (Leaves)
Quercus salicina
family Symplocaceae, Sweetleaf, (Pollen)
family Taxodiacea => subfamily Taxodiaceae, (Pollen)
Tilia sp., (Pollen)
Wisteria sp.
Conifers
Abies sp., Fir, (Leaves, Pollen)
Pinus sp., Pine, (Cones)
Sciadopitys sp., (Pollen)
Tsuga sp., (Leaves, Pollen)
Trace fossils
Teredo sp., Shipworm
Pipe rocks
Boring shells
Holocene (0.01-0 Ma)
Mammals
infraorder Cetacea, Whales (Bones)
superfamily Odontoceti, Dolphins, (Bones)
Fishes (Teeth, Scales)
Acanthogobius flavimanus, Yellowfin goby, (Otoliths)
Acanthopagrus latus, Yellowfin seabream, (Skulls)
Apogon lineatus, Verticalstriped cardinalfish, (Otoliths)
Ariosoma meeki, (Otoliths)
family Engraulidae, Anchovy, (Otoliths)
Hypoatherina sp., (Otoliths)
family Muraenesocidae, Pike conger, (Bones)
Pagrus sp., (Bones)
Pennahia sp., (Otoliths)
Repomucenus lunatus, (Otoliths)
Sardinops sp., (Bones)
family Sillaginidae, Smelt-whiting, (Otoliths)
Sillago japonica, Japanese whiting, (Otoliths)
family Tetraodontidae, Pufferfish, (Bones)
Rays
Aetobatus sp., (Teeth)
Dasyatis sp. => Gymnura sp., Butterfly ray, (Spikes)
Myliobatis tobijei, Japanese eagle ray (Teeth)
Sharks
Carcharhinus sp., (Teeth)
Carcharodon sp., (Teeth)
Galeocerdo sp., (Teeth)
Odontaspis sp., (Teeth)
Odontaspis taurus? => Carcharias taurus?, Sand tiger shark
Crustaceans
Arges parallelus
Camptandrium sp.
Charybdis japonica, Asian paddle crab
Eucrate crenata, Blunt-spined euryplacid crab
Heikeopsis sp.
Hemigrapsus sp.
Hexapinus sp.
Hexapus sp.
Macrophthalmus sp.
Macrophthalmus japonicus
Macrophthalmus latreillei => Venitus latreillei
Parapanope sp.
Philyra heterograna => Lyphira heterograna
Platylambrus sp.
family Porcellanidae, Porcelain crab
Scylla serrata
Typhlocarcinus sp.
Echinuses
Astriclypeus mannii
Echinarachnius mirabilis => Scaphechinus mirabilis
Fibularia acuta => Fibulariella acta
Temnopleurus sp.
Brachiopods
Bivalves
Anadara sp.
Cyclina sp.
Cyclina sinensis, Chinese venus
Lucinoma sp.
Macoma incongrua
Macoma tokyoensis
Mactra veneriformis => Mactra quadrangularis
Meretrix lusoria, Common orient clam
Merisca capsoides => Serratina capsoides
Ostrea denselamellosa
Paphia undulata => Paratapes undulata, Undulate venus
Pecten sp.
Psammotreta praerupta => Psammacoma gubernaculum
Sinonovacula constricta
Solecurtus divaricatus
Tegillarca sp.
Tegillarca granosa, Blood cockle
Trapezium liratum => Neotrapezium liratum, Quadrate trapezium
Veremolpa micra
Wallucina lamyi => Chavania striata
Scaphopods
Dentalium octangulatum, Octagonal tusk shell
Gastropods
Babylonia sp.
Batillaria zonalis
Cancellaria sp.
Cerithideopsilla djadjariensis => Pirenella alata
Doxander japonicus, Japanese conch
Glossaulax reiniana
Granuliterebra bathyrhaphe
Inquisitor jeffreysii, Jeffrey's turrid
Merica asperella, Elegant nutmeg
Nassarius castus
Ochetoclava kochi => Rhinoclavis kochi, Koch's vertagus
family Olividae
family Raphitomidae
Reishia sp.
Rhinoclavis kochi, Koch's vertagus
Umbonium moniliferum
Flowering plants
Alnus sp., Alder, (Pollen)
Iris sp., (Pollen)
Juglans mandshurica var. sachalinensis, Japanese walnut, (Pollen)
family Myricaceae, (Pollen)
Nuphar sp., (Pollen)
Pterocarya sp., Wing nut, (Pollen)
Quercus sp., (Pollen)
Salix sp., (Pollen)
Conifers
Abies sp., Fir, (Pollen)
Picea sp., Spruce, (Pollen)
Pinus sp., Pine
Sciadopitys sp., (Pollen)
subfamily Taxodiaceae, (Pollen)
Tsuga sp., (Pollen)
Corals
Investigation in progress
Bivalves
Corbicula japonica, Japanese basket clam