Database and species diversity of Japanese Cretaceous ammonoids

Seiichi Toshimitsu*, Hiromichi Hirano, Takashi Matsumoto, Kazuharu Takahashi

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A total of 790 ammonoid species are recorded from the Cretaceous of Japan using a database of Japanese Cretaceous ammonoids. The species diversity changes of these ammonoids over the course of 31 Japanese Cretaceous substages are described. Seven peaks of high diversity and six events of minimal diversity are elucidated for the Cretaceous of Japan. The times of ammonoid species diversity minima are approximately correlated with oceanic anoxic events, OAE1 to 3, which seems to indicate that species diversity for the Japanese Cretaceous ammonoids was influenced by oceanic anoxic events/subevents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-893
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Asian Earth Sciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun


  • Ammonoids
  • Cretaceous
  • Database
  • Japan
  • Oceanic anoxic events
  • Species diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Geology


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