Investigations of fossil and living mammals from Taiwan, field survey at some fossil localities, and discussions with researchers in Taiwan.
Date:2008/10/30 - 2008/11/08
I visited the National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung to study fossil and living mammal specimens from Taiwan.
In the museum, I observed the specimens in detail, took their photographs, and compared fossils collected from Chochen by the present field survey with living specimens stored in the museum.
I carried out a field survey in Chochen to understand fossil-bearing Pleistocene sediments, with the assistance of Dr.
Chang of the museum and local amateur fossil collectors.
I also collected the fossil specimens mentioned above.
Besides these activities, I visited Tunghai University situated near the museum, and discussed living mammals of Taiwan and collaborate studies in future with Prof.
Lin of this university.