Shibata Masateru


Affiliation Institute of Dinosaur Research
Title Professor
Room Center for Academic Exchange 203 (Extension6213)
E-mail sdino ( at = @ )
Education Master Course of Earth and Planetary System Science, Graduate school of Science, Hiroshima University
Academic Societies Paleontological Society of Japan
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Career Mifune Dinosaur Museum
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Research Interest

Research Field Vertebrate Paleontology
Research Summary Excavation and researches on dinosaurs, especially iguanodontians from the lower Cretaceous of Fukui, Thailand and China.
Keywords Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Iguanodontia Kitadani Formation

Selected Publications

Y. Azuma and M. Shibata.2010. Fukuititan nipponensis, A new titanosauriform sauropod from the Early Cretaceous Tetori Group of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Acta Geologica Sinica 84 (3): 454-462.

M.Shibata, P,Jintasakul and Y. Azuma. 2011. A New Iguanodontian Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Khok Kruat Formation,Nakhon Ratchasima in Northeastern Thailand. Acta Geologica Sinica 85 (5): 969-976.

W.Zheng, X,Jin, M.Shibata, Y.Azuma and F. Yu. 2012. A new ornithischian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Liangtoutang Formation of Tiantai, Zhejiang Province, China. Cretaceous Research 34: 208-219.

M. Shibata and Y. Azuma, 2015. New basal hadrosauroid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Lower Cretaceous Kitadani Formation, Fukui, central Japan. Zootaxa 3914 (4): 421-440.

M. Shibata, Jintasakul, P., Azuma, Y. and You, H. 2015 A new basal hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Khok Kruat Formation, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. PLOSONE

Suzuki, S., M. Shibata, Y. Azuma, H. Yukawa, T. Sekiya and Y. Masaoka. 2015. Sedimentary environment of dinosaur fossil bearing successions of the Lower Cretaceous Kitadani Formation, Tetori Group, Katsuyama City, Fukui, Japan. Memoir of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum 14: 1-9.

Miyata, K., Y. Azuma and M. Shibata. 2016. New mammalian specimens from the Lower Cretaceous Kitadani Formation, Tetori Group, Fukui, Japan. Historical Biology, 28(1–2): 138–150.

Azuma, Y., X. Xu, M. Shibata, S. Kawabe, K. Miyata, & T. Imai. 2016. A bizarre theropod from the Early Cretaceous of Japan highlighting mosaic evolution among coelurosaurians. Scientific Reports 6, 20478. doi: 10.1038/srep20478

Kubo, T., M. Shibata, W. Naksri, P. Jintasakul and Y. Azuma. 2018. The earliest record of Asian Eusuchia from the Lower Cretaceous Khok Kruat Formation of northeastern Thailand. Cretaceous Research 82: 21-28.

Tsukiji, Y., Y. Azuma, F. Shiraishi, M. Shibata and Y. Noda. 2018. New ornithopod footprints from the Lower Cretaceous Kitadani Formation, Fukui, Japan:Ichnotaxonomical implications. Cretaceous Research 84:501-514.

Community Engagement

Educational Activites

Classes Dinosaurs, History of Earth-Life
Office Hour
Available Topics Dinosaur, fossil, paleontology

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