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List of fossils in Saitama prefecture

A list of fossils reported from Saitama prefecture, Kanto region, Honshu island, Japan.

Photographs of outcrops and fossils in Saitama prefecture

References are summarized in Geology of Saitama prefecture.

Paleozoic
Crinoids
Corals
Waagenophyllum sp.
Sponges, (Spicules)
Fusulinids
Neoschwagerina craticulifera
Pseudoschwagerina sp.
Quasifusulina sp.
Carboniferous (358.9-298.9 Ma)
Fusulinids
Fusulinella sp.
Triticites sp.
Carboniferous-Permian
Brachiopods
Crinoids
Corals
Fusulinids
Parafusulina kaerimizensis
Pseudofusulina kraffti
Permian (298.9-252.17 Ma)
Gastropods
Corals
Waagenophyllum sp.
Bryozoans
Fusulinids
Pseudofusulina kraffti
Triticites sp.
Yabeina shiraiwensis
Triassic (252.17-201.3 Ma)
Fusulinids
Fusulinella sp.
Jurassic (201.3-145.0 Ma)
Radiolarians
Cyrtocapsa sp.
Eucyrtidiellum sp.
Hsuum sp.
Protunuma sp.
Sethocapsa sp.
Stichocapsa sp.
Tricolocapsa sp.
Cretaceous (145.0-66.0 Ma)
Ammonoids
Belemnoids
Echinoids
Bivalvia
Astarte subsenecta
Bakevellia haradae => Gervillaria haradae
Corbicula sanchuensis => Tetoria sanchuensis
Lopha diluviana => Rastellum diluvianum
Nanonavis yokoyamai
Neithea cfr. atavus => Neithea cfr. atava
Polymesoda radiatostriata => Costocyrena radiatostriata
Propeamussium comperi var. yubarensis => Propeamussium yubarense
Pterotrigonia hokkaidoana
Pterotrigonia pocilliformis
???
Cycads
Ptilophyllum sp.
Corals
Foraminifera
Orbitolina sp.
Red algae
Lithothamnium sp. => Lithophyllum sp.
Nipponophycus ramosus
Parachaetetes sp.
Petrophyton miyakoense
Cyanobacteria
Stenoporidium sp. => Rivularia sp.
Oligocene (39.0-23.03 Ma)
Sharks
Galeocerdo sp., (Teeth)
Echinoids
Shellfishes
Miocene (23.03-5.33 Ma)
Mammals
Paleoparadoxia sp., (Jaw, Teeth)
family Rhinocerotidae, Rhinoceros, (Lower jaw)
superfamily Mysticeti, Baleen whale
family Odobenidae
Sea birds
Reptiles
superfamily Chelonioidea, Sea turtle
Sharks
Charcharodon megalodon => Carcharocles megalodon, (Teeth)
Cosmopolitodus sp., (Teeth)
Carcharhinus sp., (Teeth)
Carcharias sp., (Teeth)
Galeocerdo sp., (Teeth)
Hemipristis sp., (Teeth)
Hexanchus sp., (Teeth)
Isurus sp., Mako shark, (Teeth)
Isurus hastalis => Cosmopolitodus hastalis, Broad-tooth white shark
Negaprion sp., (Teeth)
Squatina sp., Angel shark, (Teeth)
Striatolamia sp., (Teeth)
Fishes (Bones, Scales, Otoliths)
Scomberomorus chichibu
Decapodiformes
Crustaceans
suborder Balanomorpha, Barnacle
Bathynomus sp., Giant isopod
Miosesarma naguraense
Munida sp.
Bivalvia
Acila sp.
Acila (s.s.) submirabilis => Acila submirabilis
Anadara (Scapharca) broughtonii => Anadara broughtonii, Bloody clam
Anadara chichibuensis
Anadara ogawai
Chlamys sp. => Azumapecten sp.
Clinocardium ciliatum => Ciliatocardium ciliatum, Iceland cockle
Conchocele sp.
Crassatellites (s.s.) pauxillus => Crassatella pauxilla
Cultellus sp.
Cultellus otukai
Dosinia sp.
Ennucula niponica
Gloripallium crassivenium
Glycymeris sp., Bittersweet clam
Lima (Acesta) sp. => Acesta sp.
Limopsis tokaiensis
Lucinoma sp.
Lucinoma acutilineatum => Lucinoma acutilineata
Lutraria nenokamiensis
Macoma sp.
Macoma calcarea, Chalky macoma
Macoma optiva
Macoma praetexta => Praetextellina praetexta
Mya cuneiformis
Nuculana robai => Robaia robai
Ostrea gravitesta => Magallana gigas, Pacific oyster
Panopea sp.
Patinopecten sp.
Phaxas izumoensis => Cultellus izumoensis
Portlandia japonica => Megayoldia japonica
Saccella konnoi
Sinanodonta sp.
Solen sp.
Spisula sp.
Venericardia sp.
Yoldia sp.
Yoldia sagittaria
Yoldia (s.s.) rhombica => Saccella rhombica
family Limidae, File shell
family Arcidae, Ark clam
Scaphopoda
Dentalium sp.
Dentalium (Fissidentalium) watanabei => Dentalium watanabei
Dentalium yokoyamai => Fissidentalium yokoyamai
Gastropoda
Basilissa (Orectspira) nenokamiensis => Orectospira nenokamiensis
Calliostoma (Calotropis) sp. => Tristichotrochus haliarchus, Sea monarch top shell
Charonia sp.?, Triton's trumpet
Conus yoshidensis
Fulgoraria striata
Fulgoraria (Psephaea) striata => Fulgoraria striata
Lischkeia crumpii => Ginebis crumpii, Crump's margarite
Phos iwakianus
Plicifusus striatus? => Plicifusus sp.
Protorotella hayashii
Tateiwaia tateiwai
Turritella sp.
Turritella chichibuensis
Turritella saishuensis
Turritella tanaguraensis
Vicaryella sp.
Brachiopods
Terebratulina sp.
Echinoids
Flowering plants (Stocks, Leaves)
Alnus japonica?, East asian alder, (Leaves)
subfamily Bambusoideae, Bamboo, (Leaves)
Betula sp., Birch, (Leaves)
Carpinus sp., Hornbeam, (Leaves)
Liquidambar sp., Sweetgum, (Leaves)
Phragmites sp., (Leaves)
Pterocarya sp., Wing nut, (Leaves)
Salix sp., Willow, (Leaves)
Styphnolobium sp., (Leaves)
Zelkova sp., (Leaves)
Conifers
Metasequoia occidentalis, (Leaves, Cones)
Corals
Sponges
Sagarites chitanii => Makiyama chitanii
Foraminifera
Lepidocyclina sp.
Miogypsina sp.
Pyrgo sp.
Robulus sp. => Lenticulina sp.
Brown algae
Cystophyllum caespitosum => Myagropsis myagroides
Red algae
Lithothamnium sp. => Lithophyllum sp.
Mesophyllum sp.
Diatoms
Trace fossils
Boring shells
Rosselia isp. (Burrows of family Terebellidae)
Schaubcylindrichnus isp. (Burrows of family Maldanidae?)
Pliocene-Pleistocene
Stegodon aurorae, (Entire structure, Footprints)
Insects (Wings)
subfamily Donaciinae, Aquatic leaf beetle
Bivalvia
Anadara (Tegillarca) granosa bisenensis => Tegillarca granosa, Blood cockle
Anadara (Scapharca) broughtonii =>Anadara broughtonii, Bloody clam
Cyclina orientalis
Felaniella usta
Lucinoma annulata, Western ridged lucina
Macoma nipponica
Crassostrea gigas => Magallana gigas, Pacific oyster
Gastropoda
Batillaria zonalis?
Pleurotoma sp. => Turris sp.
Flowering plants
Alnus japonica, East asian alder, (Leaves, Pollen)
Fagara ailanthoides, Japanese prickly-ash
Fagus sp., Beech, (Pollen)
Juglans cinerea var. megacinerea
Magnolia kobus, Kobushi magnolia
Pterocarya paliurus => Cyclocarya paliurus, Wheel wingnut
Quercus acuta, Japanese evergreen oak, ?, (Pollen)
Rosa sp., Rose, (Thorns)
Styrax japonicus, Japanese snowbell
Conifers
Metasequoia disticha, (Stocks, Cones, Pollen)
Picea koribai
subfamily Taxodiaceae, (Pollen)
Diatoms
Cocconeis sp.
Cymbella sp.
Diploneis sp.
Navicula sp.
Pinnularia sp.
Trace fossils
Burrows
Pleistocene (2.58- 0.01Ma)
Bivalvia
Cyclina sp.
Dosinia sp.
Glycymeris sp., Bittersweet clam
Glycymeris yessoensis
Leukoma sp.
Magallana gigas, Pacific oyster
Mizuhopecten sp.
Mya sp.
Pecten sp.
Saxidomus sp., Washington clam
Gastropoda
Cancellaria sp.
Nassarius praematuratus
Rapana venosa, Veined rapa whelk
Tonna sp.
Flowering plants
Castanea sp., Chestnut, (Pollen)
Prunus sp., (Pollen)
Fagus sp., Beech, (Pollen)
Plantago sp., Plantain, (Pollen)
Salix sp., (Pollen)
Conifers
Cryptomeria sp., (Pollen)
Picea sp., Spruce, (Pollen)
Picea maximowiczii, Japanese bush spruce, (Pollen)
Pinus sp., Pine, (Pollen)
Tsuga sp., (Pollen)
Ferns, (Spores)
Trace fossils
Pipe rocks
Holocene (0.01-0 Ma)
Mammals
Neophocaena sp., Finless porpoise
Bivalvia
Anadara sp.
Anadara broughtonii, Bloody clam
Anomia sp., Jingle shell
Atactodea sp.
Barnea sp.
Corbula venusta
Cycladicama sp.
Cyclina sp.
Cyclocardia sp.
Dosinia sp.
Glycymeris sp., Bittersweet clam
Macoma incongrua
Mactra nipponica
Mactra quadrangularis
Magallana gigas, Pacific oyster
Mercenaria sp.
Meretrix sp.
Meropesta sp.
Mya sp.
Pecten sp.
Penitella sp.
Ruditapes sp.
Saxidomus sp., Washington clam
Semelangulus sp.
Solen sp.
Hiatula sp.
Tegillarca sp.
Gastropoda
Batillaria sp.
Batillaria zonalis
Cerithideopsilla sp. => Pirenella sp.
family Epitoniidae, Wentletrap
Glossaulax sp.
Mitrella sp.
Mitrella martensi
Reticunassa sp.
Reticunassa festiva
Pirenella alata
Pseudoliotia sp.
Rapana venosa
Foraminifera
Trace fossils
Pipe rocks
Flowering plants
Phragmites sp.
Alnus sp., Alder, (Pollen)
Zizania sp., Manchurian wild rice
Conifers
Diatoms
Marine diatoms
Brackish water diatoms
Freshwater diatoms
Investigation in progress
Mammals
Desmostylus sp., (Miocene?)
Bivalvia
Acila musashiensis, (Miocene?)
Acila submirabillis, (Miocene?)
Aequipecten hataii, (Miocene?)
Anadara chichibuensis, (Miocene?)
Chione (Gnidiella) richthofeni => Chionopsis richthofeni, (Miocene?)
Chione (Gnidiella) trigona => Chionopsis trigona, (Miocene?)
Chlamys akahirensis, (Miocene?)
Chlamys nisataiensis, (Miocene?)
Clinocardium decoratum => Clinocardium nuttallii, Nuttall's cockle, (Miocene?)
Conchocele compacta subsp. minor, (Miocene?)
Conchocele disjuncta => Conchocele bisecta, Giant cleftclam, (Miocene?)
Crassatellites (s.s.) pauxillus => Crassatella pauxilla, (Miocene?)
Cultellus otukai, (Miocene?)
Cultellus rectangulus => Cultellus izumoensis, (Miocene?)
Cuspidaria araii, (Miocene?)
Dosinia chikuzenensis => Dosinia nomurai, (Miocene?)
Dosinia fujimotoi, (Miocene?)
Dosinia ovata, (Miocene?)
Dosinia shibaharensis, (Miocene?)
Glycymeris cisshuensis, (Miocene?)
Glycymeris miyagiensis, (Miocene?)
Laevicardium sp., (Miocene?)
Laevicardium yoshidense, (Miocene?)
Lima zushiensis, (Miocene?)
Lucinoma acutilineata, (Miocene?)
Lucinoma columbiana, (Miocene?)
Lucinoma hannibali, (Miocene?)
Lucinoma katayosensis, (Miocene?)
Lucinoma tomitensis, (Miocene?)
Lutraria nenokamiensis, (Miocene?)
Macoma arctata, (Miocene?)
Macoma asagaiensis, (Miocene?)
Macoma optiva, (Miocene?)
Macoma orbiculata => Macoma golikovi, (Miocene?)
Macoma sejugata, (Miocene?)
Macoma snohomishensis, (Miocene?)
Macoma sokensis, (Miocene?)
Mya (Arenomya) grewingki => Mya grewingki, (Miocene?)
Mya (Arenomya) grewingki var. elongata => Mya grewngki var. elongata, (Miocene?)
Nemocardium sp., (Miocene?)
Ostrea sp., (Miocene?)
Panomya elongatata => Panomya simotomensis, (Miocene?)
Panopea japonica, Japanese geoduck, (Miocene?)
Patinopecten shibaharensis, (Miocene?)
Pecten (Notovola) sp. => Pecten sp., (Miocene?)
Portlandia (Megayoldia) thraciaeformis => Megayoldia thraciaeformis, (Miocene?)
Portlandia (Portlandella) watasei, (Miocene?)
Portlandia (Portlandella) cf. chehalisensis => Portlandia cf. chehalisensis, (Miocene?)
Securella carmanahensis, (Miocene?)
Securella cryptolineata, (Miocene?)
Securella postostriata, (Miocene?)
Solemya (Acharax) dalli => Acharas dalli, (Miocene?)
Solen saitamensis, (Miocene?)
Spisula yokoyamai, (Miocene?)
Tapes (Siratoria) microsiratori => Siratoria siratoriensis, (Miocene?)
Tellina vancouverensis, (Miocene?)
Thracia sp., (Miocene?)
Thracia chigayensis, (Miocene?)
Vasticardium kantoense, (Miocene?)
Venericardia (Cyclocardia) tokunagai => Cyclocardia tokunagai, (Miocene?)
Yoldia laudabilis, (Miocene?)
Yoldia rhombica => Saccella rhombica, (Miocene?)
Scaphopoda
Dentalium (Fissidentalium) watanabei => Dentalium watanabei, (Miocene?)
Gastropoda
Ampullina cf. asagaiensis => Neverita cf. asagaiensis, (Miocene?)
Ancistrolepis striatus, (Miocene?)
Astraea hayakawai, (Miocene?)
Basilissa (Orectspira) nenokamiensis => Orectspira nenokamiensis, (Miocene?)
Calliostoma (Calotropis) hataii => Calliostoma hataii, (Miocene?)
Cerithium eminulum, (Miocene?)
Conus yoshidensis, (Miocene?)
Cylichna kantoensis, (Miocene?)
Cypraea sp., Cowry, (Miocene?)
Fulgoraria (Psephaea) fujimotoi => Fulgoraria fujimotoi, (Miocene?)
Fulgoraria (Psephaea) striata => Fulgoraria striata, (Miocene?)
Galeodea cf. apta, (Miocene?)
Galeodea trituberculoides, (Miocene?)
Haliotis cf. japonica => Haliotis cf. tuberculata subsp. tuberculata, (Miocene?)
Molopopholus nipponicus, (Miocene?)
Pachycrommium japonicum, (Miocene?)
Phalium sp., Bonnet shell, (Miocene?)
Plicifusus agumensis, (Miocene?)
Siphonalia modificata, (Miocene?)
Tectonatica sp., (Miocene?)
Tectus yamadensis, (Miocene?)
Tegula (Chlorostoma) hiranitensis => Tegula hiranitensis, (Miocene?)
Tegula (Chlorostoma) microstriata => Tegula microstriata, (Miocene?)
Terebra (Strioterebrum) sp. => Strioterebrum sp., (Miocene?)
Trochus (Infundibulum) goisiensis => Trochus goisiensis, (Miocene?)
Turbo (Marmorostoma) tochiyensis => Turbo tochiyensis, (Miocene?)
Turritella (Hataiella) elegantula => Turritella chichibuensis elegantula, (Miocene?)
Turritella chichibuensis, (Miocene?)
Echinuses
Echinarachnius (Kewia) minuta => Kewia minuta, (Miocene?)
Foraminifera
Nephrolepidina japonica