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List of fossils in Shimane prefecture

A list of fossils reported from Shimane prefecture, Chugoku region, Honshu island, Japan.

Photographs of outcrops and fossils in Shimane prefecture

Miocene (23.03-5.33 Ma)
Mammals
infraorder Cetacea, Whale, (Bones)
Desmostylus sp., (Molars)
Cephalopoda
Aturia minoensis
Fishes (Scales, Bones)
family Clupeidae, (Entire structure)
Sharks, (Teeth)
Echinoids, (Needles)
Crustaceans
suborder Balanomorpha, Barnacle
Metacarcinus izumoensis
Starfishes
class Ophiuroidea, Brittle star
Bivalves
Acesta sp.
Acila sp.
Anadara sp.
Anadara antiquata, Antique ark
Anodonta sp.
Chlamys sp.
Clinocardium shinjiensis => Clinocardium shinjiense
Corbicula sp.
Crassostrea sp.
Cristaria muroii etomoensis
Cultellus izumoensis
Cyclina sp.
Dosinia sp.
Glycymeris sp., Bittersweet clam
Glycymeris cisshuensis
Laevicardium shiobarense
Lanceolaria sp.
Limopsis sp.
Lucinoma sp.
Macoma sp.
Macoma optiva
Mercenaria yokoyamai
Modiolus arakawensis
Mya sp.
Nuculana sp.
Panopea sp.
Patinopecten sp.
Phacosoma sp. => Dosinia sp.
Phacosoma chikuzenensis => Dosinia nomurai
Phacosoma hataii => Dosinia hataii
Placopecten magellanicus, Deep sea scallop
Portlandia sp.
Portlandia gratiosa
Propeamussium tateiwai
Scapharca sp. => Anadara sp.
Serripes fujinensis
Solidicorbula sp.
Teredo sp.
Vasticardium sp.
Scaphopoda
Dentalium sp.
Fissidentalium sp.
Gastropoda
Batillaria sp.
Calyptraea sp.
Conus sp.
Fulgoraria (Musashia) striata (Yokoyama)
Haliotis sp.
Semisulcospira sakamotoi
Siphonalia sp.
Turritella sp.
Turritella kadonosawaensis
Umbonium sp.
Viviparus (Sinotaia) uryuensis kosasanns
Plants
Broadleaf trees
Comptonia naumanni
Corals
Dendrophyllia sp.
Madrepora oculata
Foraminifera
Cyclamina sp.
Miogypsina
Sponges (Spicules)
Calcareous algae
Trace fossils
Ray, (Feeding marks)
Pliocene-Pleistocene
Mammals
Stegodon elephantoides
Bivalvia
Corbicula sp.
Ruditapes sp.
Plants
Alnus sp., (Pollen)
Fagus sp.
Keteleeria sp., (Pollen)
Larix sp.
Liquidambar sp., (Pollen)
Metasequoia sp., (Leaves, Cones, Pollen)
Picea sp., (Pollen)
Picea koribai, (Cones)
Pseudolarix sp., (Cones, Pollen)
Quercus sp., (Pollen)
Sequoia sp.
family Taxodiaceae, (Pollen)
Zelkova sp., (Pollen)
Diatoms
Trace fossils
Pipe rocks
Pleistocene (2.58- 0.01Ma)
Sharks (Teeth)
Crabs
Bivalvia
Acila sp.
Clinocardium shinjiense (Yokoyama)
Cultellus izumoensis Yokoyama
Cyclocardia onukii Masuda et Takegawa
Lucinoma cfr. acutilineata (Conrad)
Macoma optiva (Yokoyama)
Mercenaria chitaniana (Yokoyama)
Modiolus arakawensis (Kanno)
Mya cfr. cuneiformis Bohm
Panope nomurae Kamada
Patinopecten kagamianus (Yokoyama)
Pecten sp.
Periploma besshoense (Yokoyama)
Portlandia gratiosa (Yokoyama)
Portlandia cfr. thraciaeformis (Storr)
Saccella sp.
Serripes fujinensis (Yokoyama)
Throcia kamayasikiensis Hatai
Scaphopoda
Dentalium yokoyamai Makiyama
Gastropoda
Doliocassis japonica (Yokoyama)
Neptunaea sp.
Olivella sp.
Phos sp.
Polinices cfr. hyugensis Shuto
Protorotella sp.
Sinum yabei Otuka
Siphonalia sp.
Surculites yokoyamai Otsuka
Tectonatica cfr. janthostomoides Kuroda et Habe
Trophonopsis sp.
Turritella saishuensis mitizukii Otuka
Plants
Fagus sp., (Nuts)
Picea sp., (Leaves)
Tsuga sp., (Leaves)
Holocene (0.01-0 Ma)
Plants
Aesculus sp., (Stocks)
Cryptomeria sp., (Stocks)
Quercus sp., (Stocks)
Zelkova sp., (Stocks)
Investigation in progress
Bivalvia
Delectopecten peckhami