Investigations of fossil and living mammal specimens, collection of related data, and discussion with Chinese paleontologists and mammalogists
Date:2008/06/06 - 2008/06/19
In the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, I observed many fossil mammal specimens from China, and compared some of the specimens with casts of mammal fossils from Japan and Transbaikalia (Russia) which I carried from Japan.
In the same institute, I collected references and other records related to the mammal fossils I examined, and discussed the subject of my study with researchers belonging to the institute.
I recorded the morphological characters of the specimens in detail, and took their photographs as many as possible.
In the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, I observed dental morphology of many living mammal specimens, and collected data related to the specimens.
My research could be conducted smoothly owing to kind collaboration and assistance of researchers and collection managers of the two institutes.