SASAKI, Takenori

Associate Professor
The University Museum

Office: The University Museum-409
TEL: +81-3-5841-2820
FAX: +81-3-5841-8451

Research Field

Paleontology, Comparative anatomy, Taxonomy

Current Research

The main target of my research is to reveal biological diversity (especially in molluscs) based on specimens collected in the filed and preserved in museums. The current research consists of four major topics: (1) species diversity, (2) diversity in animal body plan, (3) diversity in ecology (habitats), and (4) fossil records. The comparison of animal morphology at microscopic level is the pricipal approach to reveal the diversity in fossil records and Recent fauna.

Representative Publications

1. T. Sasaki, K. Muro and M. Komatsu: “Anatomy and ecology of the shell-less endoparasitic gastropod, Asterophila japonica Randall and Heath, 1912 (Mollusca: Eulimidae)” Zool. Sci., 24 (2007) 700-713.
2. T. Sasaki, T. Okutani and K. Fujikura: “Anatomy of Bathyacmaea secunda Okutani, Fujikura and Sasaki, 1993 (Patellogastropoda: Acmaeidae)” J. Moll. Stud., 72 (2006) 295-309.
3. T. Sasaki, T. Okutani and K. Fujikura: “New taxa and new records of patelliform gastropods associated with chemoautosynthesis-based communities in Japanese waters (Mollusca: Gastropoda)” Veliger, 46 (2003) 189-210.