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Greeting from Japan
Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!
Japanese newspaper reported nodosaurid dinosaur and
plesiosaur fossil found from Hokkaido, the north island of the four
major islands in Japan.
The nodosaurid fossil was a partial skull and it was found
from Yubari city in last June. It may be the first record of
nodosaurid dinosaur from Asia. Hiroshi Hayakawa, curator of
Mikasa city museum and Kenneth Carpenter will report this fossil
in the meeting of the Japanese Paleontological Society holds at
Osaka late this month.
The plesiosaur fossil was several vertebras and a partial
fin (digit part). It was found from the Cretaceous stratum of
Ikushunbetsu river, Mikasa city in last August. This plesiosaur
may be an infant because the length of the fin was 30-40 cm
(estimation of the body length is 2-3 m). The fossil is now in
preparation, we will get more information about this plesiosaur.
A graduate student of Muroran institute of technology