Fusulinoidean specimens referable to the genus Misellina have been found in the conglomerate within the Dobaru Formation of the Lower Cretaceous Wakino Subgroup, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. These species suggest that the limestone of this area had a close relationship to the limestone of Southeastern Asia and the Akiyoshi Limestone Group, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and that it could be considered as a limestone of the late Early Permian time of the Tethyan region. This paper describes the Misellina specimens from the Dobaru Formation.
The Oligocene Ashiya Group and its equivalent groups yield abundant fossils of marine vertebrates. But there are only a few examples of occurrence of terrestrial mammals. This paper reports an occurrence of an anthracothere, Brachyodus sp. from Nabeshima, Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Honshu, Japan. The specimen includes many bones of skull elements with the second upper molar. This is the first record of anthracothere skull from Japan. The specimen belongs to a certain species in the Genus Brachyodus. It is of another species of Brachyodus japonicus MATSUMOTO, 1925 reported from Sasebo, Kyushu Island.
In total, 123 species of Chrysomelidae were collected by Dr. Akio Otake, on the occasion of his entomological survey in Sri Lanka from 1973 to 1975. Of which 9 species viz. Basilepta kandyensis, Sastroides rugicollis, Hyphaenia otakei, Hoplosaenidea strigiceps, Luperomorpha singhala,Ceylonaltica nigripes, Orthaltica nuwaraeliyana, Lankanallica fulvaand Hypnosis lankana, are described as new species. One genus, Lankanallica is described as new genus. In total, 14 species are recorded for the first time from Sri Lanka.
A bat fauna survey was conducted in an agricultural field in West Java of Indonesia in June of 2002. A total of 57 individuals of 2 families 7 genera 9 species including microbats and megabats were recorded from capturing with mist nets and direct observation.