RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Evolution of Mesozoic mammals: phylogeny and paleobiogeography
  • Mammalian faunal transition through the Cretaceous in East Asia
  • Climatic control on biodiversity in the Cretaceous
  • Geological development of the Japanese Archipelago
Tedoribaatar
Early Cretaceous multituberculate mammal
Tedoribaatar reini from the Kuwajima Formation,
Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan. (scale = 2 mm)
Field research in China
Field research in a small coal mine in Fuxin,
Liaoning Province, northeastern China.
(September 2002)
Furuiwaya Fm.
Lower Miocene Furuiwaya Fm., Kuma Gr.
Kumakogen Town, Ehime Prefecture, SW Japan.
Hiwadatoge Fm.
?Middle Eocene Hiwadatoge Fm.
Kumakogen Town, Ehime Prefecture, SW Japan.

PUBLICATIONS

* Electronic or printed reprints may be available (please contact via e-mail).

Peer-reviewed

  1. Sohda, K., Shimooka, K., Tani, K., Kusuhashi, N., and Saito, S. Accepted. The origin of igneous rock gravels of the Miocene Myojin Formation (Kuma Group), northwestern Shikoku. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan.
  2. Iijima, M., Takai, M., Nishioka, Y., Thaung-Htike, Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein, Egi, N., Kusuhashi, N., Tsubamoto, T., Kono, R. T., and Hirayama, R. In press. Taxonomic overview of Neogene crocodylians in Myanmar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: e1879100.* doi: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1879100 (Published online).
  3. Takai, M., Khin-Nyo, Kono, R. T., Thaung-Htike, Kusuhashi, N., and Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein. 2021. New hominoid mandible from the early Late Miocene Irrawaddy Formation in Tebingan area, central Myanmar. Anthropological Science 129: 87–98.* doi: 10.1537/ase.2012131.
  4. Amiot, R., Kusuhashi, N., Saegusa, H., Shibata, M., Ikegami, N., Shimojima, S., Sonoda, T., Fourel, F., Lécuyer, C., Philippe, M., and Wang, X. 2021. Stable oxygen and carbon isotope compositions of vertebrate bioapatites from the Cretaceous of Japan; Climatic and ecological significance. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 205: 104602.* doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104602.
  5. Nishioka, Y., Kusuhashi, N., and Takai, M. 2020. Fossil records of mammals and their early evolution around the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary. Mammalian Science 60: 251–267. (in Japanese with English abstract) * doi: 10.11238/mammalianscience.60.251.
  6. Dong, L.-P., Matsumoto, R., Kusuhashi, N., Wang, Y.-Q., Wang, Y., and Evans, S. E. 2020. A new choristodere (Reptilia, Choristodera) from an Aptian–Albian coal deposit in China. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 18: 1223–1242.* doi: 10.1080/14772019.2020.1749147.
  7. Kusuhashi, N., Wang, Y.-Q., and Jin, X. 2020. A new eobaatarid multituberculate (Mammalia) from the Lower Cretaceous Fuxin Formation, Fuxin-Jinzhou basin, Liaoning, northeastern China. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 27: 605–623.* doi: 10.1007/s10914-019-09481-w. (Correction to this paper. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 27: 625–626. doi: 10.1007/s10914-019-09486-5)
  8. Kusuhashi, N., Wang, Y.-Q., Li, C.-K., and Jin, X. 2020. New gobiconodontid (Eutriconodonta, Mammalia) from the Lower Cretaceous Shahai and Fuxin formations, Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 58: 45–66.* doi: 10.19615/j.cnki.1000-3118.190724
  9. Nakata, K., Kusuhashi, N., Saito, S., Ohfuji, H., and Nara, M. 2019. A "coarse-grained" metabasite body newly found in the Sambagawa metamorphic rocks in Kumakogen Town, Ehime Prefecture, SW Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 125: 447–452. (in Japanese with English abstract)* doi: 10.5575/geosoc.2019.0010.
  10. Sakai, Y., Tsutsumi, Y., Kusuhashi, N., Sonoda, T., Horie, K., and Matsuoka, A. 2019. Zircon LA-ICP-MS U-Pb age of a tuff from the Akaiwa Formation of the Tetori Group in the Shiramine area, Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 125: 255–260. (in Japanese with English abstract)* doi: 10.5575/geosoc.2018.0062.
  11. Wang, Y.-Q., Kusuhashi, N., Jin, X., Li, C.-K., Setoguchi, T., Gao, C.-L., and Liu, J.-Y. 2018. Reappraisal of Endotherium niinomii Shikama, 1947, a eutherian mammal from the Lower Cretaceous Fuxin Formation, Fuxin-Jinzhou Basin, Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 56: 180–192.* doi: 10.19615/j.cnki.1000-3118.180226.
  12. Takai, M., Kusuhashi, N., Nishioka, Y., Thaung-Htike, Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein. 2018. Geological setting and transition of the Neogene mammal fauna in central Myanmar. Kaseki (Fossils) no. 103: 5–20. (in Japanese with English abstract)*
  13. Komatsu, T., Shigeta, Y., Doan, H. D., Trinh, H. T., Nguyen, H. B., Nguyen, M. T., Kusuhashi, N., Tsuihiji, T., Maekawa, T., Legrand, J., and Manabe, M. 2017. Upper Triassic (Carnian) mollusks from the Suoi Bang Formation in Me area, Ninh Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Series C 43: 1–10.*
  14. Nara, M.,Kusuhashi, N., Okamoto, T., Imai, S. 2017. The Kuma and Misaki groups: Geological and palaeoenvironmental records preserved in the Miocene forearc deposits during the opening of the Sea of Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 123: 471–489. (in Japanese)* doi: 10.5575/geosoc.2017.0035.
  15. Amiot, R., Angst, D., Legendre, S., Buffetaut, E., Fourel, F., Adolfssen, J., André, A., Bojar, A. V., Canoville, A., Barral, A., Goedert, J., Halas, S., Kusuhashi, N., Pestchevitskaya, E., Rey, K., Royer, A., Saraiva, A. Á. F., Savary-Sismondini, S., Siméon, J.-L., Touzeau, A., Zhou, Z.-H., and Lécuyer, C. 2017. Oxygen isotope fractionation between bird bone phosphate and drinking water. Science of Nature 104: 47.* doi: 10.1007/s00114-017-1468-2.
  16. Kusuhashi, N., Suzuki, T., Terui, K., Sato, A., and Amiot, R. 2016. A Late Cretaceous mammalian dentary from the Ashizawa Formation (Futaba Group), Fukushima, northeastern Japan. Island Arc 25: 403–409.* doi: 10.1111/iar.12133.
  17. Matsuoka, H., Kusuhashi, N., and Corfe, I. J. 2016. A new Early Cretaceous tritylodontid (Synapsida, Cynodontia, Mammaliamorpha) from the Kuwajima Formation (Tetori Group) of central Japan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: e1112289.* doi: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1112289.
  18. Goedert, J., Amiot, R., Boudad, L., Buffetaut, E., Fourel, F., Godefroit, P., Kusuhashi, N., Suteethorn, V., Tong, H.-Y., Watabe, M., and Lécuyer, C. 2016. Preliminary investigation of seasonal pattern recorded in the oxygen isotope compositions of theropod dinosaur tooth enamel. Palaios 31: 10–19.* doi: 10.2110/palo.2015.018.
  19. Kusuhashi, N., Wang, Y.-Q., Li, C.-K., and Jin, X. 2016. Two new species of Gobiconodon (Mammalia, Eutriconodonta, Gobiconodontidae) from the Lower Cretaceous Shahai and Fuxin formations, northeastern China. Historical Biology 28: 14–26.* doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.977881.
  20. Kusuhashi, N. and Okamoto, T. 2015. A nonparametric multimodality test—Silverman’s test—and its introduction into paleontology. Kaseki (Fossils) no. 97: 23–37. (in Japanese)*
  21. Amiot, R., Wang, X., Zhou, Z.-H., Wang, X.-L., Lécuyer, C., Buffetaut, E., Fluteau, F., Ding, Z.-L., Kusuhashi, N., Mo, J.-Y., Philippe, M., Suteethorn, V., Wang, Y.-Q., and Xu, X. 2015. Environment and ecology of East Asian dinosaurs during the Early Cretaceous inferred from stable oxygen and carbon isotopes in apatite. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 98: 358–370.* doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.11.032.
  22. Ochi, M., Mamiya, T., and Kusuhashi, N. 2014. A reexamination of the stratigraphy of the Miocene Kuma Group, Shikoku, SW Japan: the "Shimosakabatoge Formation" and the "Tomishige Formation". Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 120: 165–179. (in Japanese with English abstract)* doi: 10.5575/geosoc.2014.0015.
  23. Tsujino, Y., Shigeta, Y., Maeda, H., Komatsu, T., and Kusuhashi, N. 2013. Late Triassic ammonoid Sirenites from the Sabudani Formation in Tokushima, Southwest Japan, and its biostratigraphic and paleobiogeographic implications. Island Arc 22: 549–561.* doi: 10.1111/iar.12050.
  24. Kusuhashi, N., Tsutsumi, Y., Saegusa, H., Horie, K., Ikeda, T., Yokoyama, K., and Shiraishi, K. 2013. A new Early Cretaceous eutherian mammal from the Sasayama Group, Hyogo, Japan. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130142.* doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0142.
  25. Amiot, R., Wang, X., Zhou, Z.-H., Wang, X.-L., Buffetaut, E., Lécuyer, C., Ding, Z.-L., Fluteaue, F., Hibino, T., Kusuhashi, N., Mo, J.-Y., Suteethorn, V., Wang, Y.-Q., Xu, X., and Zhang, F.-S. 2011. Oxygen isotopes of East Asian dinosaurs reveal exceptionally cold Early Cretaceous climates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108: 5179–5183.* doi: 10.1073/pnas.1011369108.
  26. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., Wang, Y.-Q., Setoguchi, T., and Matsuoka, H. 2010. New multituberculate mammals from the Lower Cretaceous (Shahai and Fuxin formations), northeastern China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30: 1501–1514.* doi: 10.1080/02724634.2010.501435.
  27. Amiot, R., Kusuhashi, N., Xu, X., and Wang, Y.-Q. 2010. Isolated dinosaur teeth from the Lower Cretaceous Shahai and Fuxin formations of northeastern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 39: 347–358.* doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2010.04.017.
  28. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., Wang, Y.-Q., Setoguchi, T., and Matsuoka, H. 2009. Two eobaatarid (Multituberculata; Mammalia) genera from the Lower Cretaceous Shahai and Fuxin formations, northeastern China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29: 1264–1288.* doi: 10.1671/039.029.0433.
  29. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., Wang, Y.-Q., Hirasawa, S., and Matsuoka, H. 2009. New triconodontids (Mammalia) from the Lower Cretaceous Shahai and Fuxin formations, northeastern China. Geobios 42: 765–781.* doi: 10.1016/j.geobios.2009.06.003.
  30. Kusuhashi, N. 2008. Early Cretaceous multituberculate mammals from the Kuwajima Formation (Tetori Group), central Japan. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53: 379–390.* doi: 10.4202/app.2008.0302.
  31. Kusuhashi, N., Ikegami, N., and Matsuoka, H. 2008. Additional mammalian fossils from the Upper Cretaceous Mifune Group, Kumamoto, western Japan. Paleontological Research 12: 199–203.* doi: 10.2517/1342-8144(2008)12[199:AMFFTU]2.0.CO;2.
  32. Kusuhashi, N., Matsumoto, A., Murakami, M., Tagami, T., Hirata, T., Iizuka, T., Handa, T., and Matsuoka, H. 2006. Zircon U-Pb ages from tuff beds of the upper Mesozoic Tetori Group in the Shokawa district, Gifu Prefecture, central Japan. Island Arc 15: 378–390.* doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1738.2006.00544.x.
  33. Kamiya, H., Yoshida, T., Kusuhashi, N., and Matsuoka, H. 2006. Enamel texture of the tritylodontid mammal-like reptile, occurred from the lower Cretaceous in central Japan. Materials Science and Engineering C 26: 707–709.* doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2005.08.041.
  34. Kusuhashi, N. and Yamaji, A. 2001. Miocene tectonics of SW Japan as inferred from the Kuma Group, Shikoku. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 107: 26–40. (in Japanese with English abstract)* doi: 10.5575/geosoc.107.26.

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Unrefereed etc.

  1. Kusuhashi, N., Murakami, M., and Yasui, K. 2018. The deformed pelvic girdle of a knobsnout parrotfish (Scarus ovifrons) lacking the right pelvic fin. Science Report of the Toyohashi Museum of Natural History no. 28: 37–45. (in Japanese)*
  2. Murakami, M., Kusuhashi, N., and Yasui, K. 2018. The mode of eruption of pharyngeal teeth in some scarid fishes (Labroidei, Perciformes). Science Report of the Toyohashi Museum of Natural History no. 28: 27–36. (in Japanese)*
  3. Kusuhashi, N., Nishimura, T., Ohfuji, H., Minakawa, T., Saito, S., and Maeda, H. 2017. Glauconite from the Upper Cretaceous Hakobuchi Formation (Yezo Group) in Tomiuchi area, Hobetsu, Hokkaido, northern Japan. Bulletin of the Hobetsu Museum no. 32: 43–58. (in Japanese with English abstract)*
  4. Nara, M., Komatsu, T., Kusuhashi, N., Tsuihiji, T., Manabe, M., Nguyen, H. H., Doan, H. D., Nguyen, H. B., and Nguyen, M. T. 2016. The first record of the trace fossil Scoyenia gracilis White from Cretaceous non-marine deposits of northwest Vietnam. In Phan Ke Long et al., eds., Proceedings of the 2nd National Scientific Conference of Vietnam Natural Museum System, Publishing House for Science and Technology, Hanoi, 216–222.*
  5. Kusuhashi, N. and Tsubamoto, T. 2010. Japanese oldest mammalian fossils from the Lower Cretaceous Kuwajima Formation. In Hakusan City Board of Education, ed., Research Report on Fossils from the Kuwajima Kaseki-kabe Site, Hakusan City Board of Education, Hakusan, 43–48. (in Japanese)
  6. Matsuoka, H. and Kusuhashi, N. 2010. Early Cretaceous tritylodontid fossils from the Kuwajima Formation. In Hakusan City Board of Education, ed., Research Report on Fossils from the Kuwajima Kaseki-kabe Site, Hakusan City Board of Education, Hakusan, 37–42. (in Japanese)
  7. Matsuoka, H., Hirasawa, S., Inglis, M., Terashima, Y., Kusuhashi, N., and Hasegawa, Y. 2009. A Pompeii-style event experienced by Early Cretaceous limuloids: a note on the Kouphichnium ichnofossil locality of the Lower Cretaceous Tetori Group in Setono, Hakusan City, Japan. Journal of Fossil Research 41: 62–75. (in Japanese with English abstract)
  8. Matsuoka, H., Kurosu, H., Inglis, M.P., Kitagawa, H., Kusuhashi, N., and Hasegawa, Y. 2008. Myology and osteology of the whooper swan Cygnus cygnus (Aves: Anatidae), Part 2: Muscles of the jaws, tongue and anteriormost neck. Bulletin of Gunma Museum of Natural History no. 12: 1–14.
  9. Matsuoka, H., Kusuhashi, N., Takada, T., and Setoguchi, T. 2002. A clue to the Neocomian vertebrate fauna: initial results from the Kuwajima "Kaseki-kabe" (Tetori Group) in Shiramine, Ishikawa, central Japan. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Series of Geology and Mineralogy 59: 33–45.*
  10. Kusuhashi, N., Matsuoka, H., Kamiya, H., and Setoguchi, T. 2002. Stratigraphy of the late Mesozoic Tetori Group in the Hakusan Region, central Japan: an overview. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Series of Geology and Mineralogy 59: 9–31.*
  11. Masuda, F., Tamura, T., Naruse, H., Kusuhashi, N., and Fujiwara, O. 2001. Sediments of the natural dam formed by Machii-kuzure slump at Kambun earthquake (1662). In Sakai, T. and Masuda, F., eds., Sediments along the Ado-gawa River, Sedimentological Society of Japan, Kyoto, 35–41. (in Japanese)

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PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS

  1. Kusuhashi, N., Ando, Y., Matsubara, T., Nara, M., Kurita, H., and Yamaji, A. 2017 (Sep). Stratigraphy of the Eocene Hiwadatoge Formation, Ehime, SW Japan. 124th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of Japan. Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)
  2. Kusuhashi, N., Wang, Y.-Q., and Li, C.-K. 2016 (Aug). Reinvestigation of an Early Cretaceous eutherian mammal Endotherium niinomii. 4th International Symposium of the IGCP 608, Cretaceous Ecosystems and Their Responses to Paleoenvironmental Changes in Asia and the Western Pacific. Novosibirsk, Russia. (Poster in English)
  3. Kusuhashi, N., Wang, Y.-Q., and Li, C.-K. 2016 (Jan). Reinvestigation of an Early Cretaceous eutherian mammal Endotherium niinomii. 165th Regular Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)
  4. Kusuhashi, N. 2015 (Aug). Early Cretaceous "triconodont" mammals from the Kuwajima Formation (Tetori Group), Ishikawa, central Japan. 12th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems. Shenyang, Liaoning, China. (Poster in English)
  5. Kusuhashi, N., Suzuki, T., Terui, K., Sato, A., and Amiot, R. 2014 (Sep). A mammal jaw from the Upper Cretaceous Ashizawa Formation (Futaba Group), Fukushima, northeastern Japan. 2nd International Symposium of the IGCP 608, Cretaceous Ecosystems and Their Responses to Paleoenvironmental Changes in Asia and the Western Pacific. Tokyo, Japan. (Poster in English)
  6. Kusuhashi, N. and Wang, Y.-Q. 2013 (Jan). Early Cretaceous mammlain fossil assemblage from the Shahai and Fuxin formations, Liaoning, China. 162nd Regular Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)
  7. Kusuhashi, N., Saegusa, H., Ikeda, T., and Tanaka, S. 2011 (Aug). A new Early Cretaceous eutherian mammal from the "Lower Formation" of the Sasayama Group, Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan. 6th International Symposium of the IGCP 507, Paleoclimates of the Cretaceous in Asia and Their Global Correlation. Beijing, China. (Poster in English)
  8. Kusuhashi, N., Saegusa, H., Ikeda, T., and Tanaka, S. 2011 (Jan). Early Cretaceous eutherian fossils from the "Lower Formation" of the Sasayama Group, Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan. 160th Regular Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Kochi, Kochi, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)
  9. Kusuhashi, N. and Tsubamoto, T. 2010 (Jun). Early Cretaceous “triconodonts” from the Kuwajima Formation (Tetori Group), Hakusan, Ishikawa, central Japan. 2010 Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. (Poster in Japanese)
  10. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., Wang, Y.-Q., Hirasawa, S., and Tsubamoto, T. 2009 (Dec). Early Cretaceous multituberculate and "triconodont" mammals from East Asia: their paleobiogeographical implications. 4th International Symposium of the IGCP 507, Paleoclimates of the Cretaceous in Asia and Their Global Correlation. Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan. (Oral in English)
  11. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., Wang, Y.-Q., and Hirasawa, S. 2008 (Sep). Early Cretaceous eutriconodontans from the Fuxin district, Liaoning, China. 11th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society for Vertebrate Paleontology. Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. (Oral in Chinese)
  12. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., and Wang, Y.-Q. 2008 (Jun). Early Cretaceous eutriconodontans and multituberculates (Mammalia) from the Shahai and Fuxin formations, northeastern China. Mid-Mesozoic Life and Environments, Cognac, France. (Poster in English)
  13. Kusuhashi, N., Hirasawa, S., Hu, Y.-M., and Wang, Y.-Q. 2007 (Jun). Early Cretaceous eutriconodontans from the Fuxin district, Liaoning, China. 2007 Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Osaka, Osaka, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)
  14. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., Wang, Y.-Q. 2007 (Feb). Early Cretaceous multituberculate mammals from the Fuxin district, Liaoning Province, China. 156th Regular Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)
  15. Kusuhashi, N., Hu, Y.-M., and Wang, Y.-Q. 2006 (Nov). Early Cretaceous multituberculate mammals from the Fuxin district, Liaoning Province, China. 10th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, Sanming, Fujian, China. (Oral in Chinese)
  16. Kusuhashi, N. 2006 (Feb). Multituberculate mammals from the Lower Cretaceous Kuwajima Formation (Tetori Group) in the Shiramine district, Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, and biogeographical transition of Mesozoic multituberculates. 155th Regular Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)
  17. Kusuhashi, N. 2005 (Aug). Multituberculate mammals from the upper Lower Cretaceous Fuxin Formation, northeastern China. IX International Mammalogical Congress, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. (Oral in English)
  18. Kusuhashi, N., Ikegami, N., and Matsuoka, H. 2002 (Jun). A eutherian lower molar collected from the Upper Cretaceous Mifune Group in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. 2002 Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan. (Oral in Japanese)

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