Mizunami Fossil Museum

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The purpose of the exhibition is to reconstruct paleoenvironments within the Mizunami area in the late Cenozoic, based on fossils and geology. The Miocene Mizunami Group yields abundant fossils such as mollusks, crabs, fishes, mammals, plants and so on. These fossils indicate that the area was laid down under marine conditions in the early-middle Miocene.

photograph of exterior


News!

2020.8.30 Online version of Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum No. 47 (two papers) was published.

2020.7.31 Online version of Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum No. 47 (two papers) was published.

THEME

Geology and paleontology of the Miocene Mizunami Group
Miocene Setouchi Geologic Province
Miocene-Pliocene Seto Group
Amber and fossil insects
Resources
Nature of Mizunami

SUB THEME

Classification
Paleoecology
Seto Inland Sea

Fossils

Fossils deposited in the museum-01

A: Desmostylus japonicus (marine mammal), B: Carcharocles megalodon (Shark), C: Vicarya yokoyamai (Gastropoda), D: Kotorapecten egregius (Bivalvia).

Fossils deposited in the museum-02

E: Anatolikos itoigawai (Crab), F: Carcinoplax antiqua (Crab), G: Astriclypeus mannii (Sea urchin), H: Lepas kuwayamai (Goose barnacle).

Fossils deposited in the museum-03

I: Dendrophyllia cribrosa (Coral), J: Quercus sp. (Leaf), K. Pinus miocenica (Pinecone), L: Ambers, M: Insect contained in amber.

Field trip route and Fossil collecting site

Field trip route and Fossil collecting site

Field trip route

The field trip route is located about 200 m east of the Museum.

Fossil collecting site

You can have experience of collecting fossils at the riverside of Toki River which is 1.2 km south of Museum by permission of the Museum.

PUBLICATIONS

Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum

ISSN 2435-0931 (Online)

ISSN 0385-0900 (Print)

Monograph of the Mizunami Fossil Museum
They contain papers of broad interest dealing with any aspect of palaeontology and geology.

PALAEONTOLOGICAL DATABASE

Our museum prepared the database containing type specimens, topotypes and some figured specimens housed in the museum. Photographs, references and taxonomy for each species are enclosed.

Contact us

Mail:sportsbunka@city.mizunami.lg.jp

Address:Yamanouchi 1-47, Akeyo, Mizunami, Gifu 509-6132, Japan

Tel:+81-572-68-7710

Fax:+81-572-66-1122

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