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Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes

Lin, C.-H., Chang, C.-W., 2012. National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung, 416 pp.


(A) Journals (*Corresponding author, §Lab member/Student)


Ho, H.-C., Lin, C.-H.*. Redescription of Lophiodes lugubris (Alcock 1894), with the largest record of Lophiodes triradiatus (Lloyd 1909) from the South China Sea (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae). Zootaxa. In press.

Lin, C.-H.*, Ou, H.-Y.§, Lin, C.-Y.§, Chen, H.-M., 2022. First skeletal fossil record of the red seabream Pagrus major (Sparidae, Perciformes) from the Late Pleistocene of subtropical West Pacific, southern Taiwan. Zoological Studies 61: 10. DOI: 10.6620/ZS.2022.61-10 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Nolf, D., 2022. Middle and late Eocene fish otoliths from the eastern and southern USA. European Journal of Taxonomy 814(1): 1–122. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2022.814.1745 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Wang, Y-C.§, Ribas-Deulofeu, L.§, Chang, C.-W., Li, K.-T., 2022. Changes in marine resource consumption over the past 5000 years in southwestern Taiwan revealed by fish otoliths. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 42: 103400. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103400 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Chien, C.-W., 2022. Late Miocene otoliths from northern Taiwan: insights into the rarely known Neogene coastal fish community of the subtropical northwest Pacific. Historical Biology 34(2): 361–382. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2021.1916012 PDF


Lin, J.-P.*, Lin, C.-H., Chu, W.-C., Chang, C.-H., 2021. Introduction to the special issue on new advances on stratigraphy and paleontology in Taiwan. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 32: 1047–1050. DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2021.12.29.01 PDF

Ribas-Deulofeu, L.§, Wang, Y.-C.§, Lin, C.-H.*, 2021. First record of Late Miocene Dendrophyllia de Blainville, 1830 (Scleractinia: Dendrophylliidae) in Taiwan. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 32: 1061–1068. DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2021.09.13.02 PDF

Kang, J.-C.§, Lin, C.-H.*, Chang, C.-H.*, 2021. Age and growth of Palaeoloxodon huaihoensis from Penghu Channel, Taiwan: significance of their age distribution based on fossils. PeerJ 9: e11236. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.11236 PDF

Mitsui, S.*, Taru, H., Ohe, F., Lin, C.-H., Strüssmann, C.A., 2021. Fossil fish otoliths from the Chibanian Miyata Formation, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, with comments on the paleoenvironment. Geobios 64: 47–63. DOI: 10.1016/j.geobios.2020.11.003 PDF

Heard, J., Tung, W.-C., Pei, Y.-D., Lin, T.-H., Lin, C.-H., Akamatsu, T., Wen, Colin K.-C.*, 2021. Coastal development threatens Datan area supporting greatest fish diversity at Taoyuan Algal Reef, northwestern Taiwan. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31: 590–604. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3477 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Chien, C.-W., Lee, S.-W., Chang, C.-W.*, 2021. Fossil fishes of Taiwan: a review and prospection. Historical Biology 33(9): 1362–1372. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2019.1698563 PDF


Lin, C.-H., Lin, J.-S., Chen, K.-S., Chen, M.-H., Chen, C.-Y., Chang, C.-W.*, 2020. Feeding habits of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the western Indian Ocean reveal a size-related shift in its fine-scale piscivorous diet. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 582571. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.582571 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, De Gracia, B., Pierotti, M.E.R., Andrews, A.H., Griswold, K., O’Dea, A., 2019. Reconstructing reef fish communities using fish otoliths in coral reef sediments. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0218413. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218413 PDF

Lin, C.-H., Wang, L.-C., Wang, C.-H., Chang, C.-W.*, 2018. Common early Pleistocene fish otoliths from Niubu in Chia-Yi County, southwestern Taiwan. Journal of the National Taiwan Museum 71(3): 47–68. DOI: 10.6532/JNTM.201809_71(3).04 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Chiang, Y.-P., Tuset, V.M., Lombarte, A., Girone, A., 2018. Late Quaternary to Recent diversity of fish otoliths from the Red Sea, central Mediterranean, and NE Atlantic sea bottoms. Geobios 51: 335–358. DOI: 10.1016/j.geobios.2018.06.002 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Brzobohatý, R., Nolf, D., Girone, A., 2017. Tortonian teleost otoliths from northern Italy: taxonomic synthesis and stratigraphic significance. European Journal of Taxonomy 322: 1–44. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2017.322 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Nolf, D., Steurbaut, E., Girone, A., 2017. Fish otoliths from the Lutetian of the Aquitaine Basin (SW France), a breakthrough in the knowledge of the European Eocene ichthyofauna. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 15(11): 879–907. DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2016.1246112 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Taviani, M., Angeletti, L., Girone, A., Nolf, D., 2017. Fish otoliths in superficial sediments of the Mediterranean Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 471: 134–143. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.12.050 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Girone, A., Nolf, D., 2016. Fish otolith assemblages from Recent NE Atlantic sea bottoms: A comparative study of palaeoecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 446: 98–107. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.01.022 PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, Girone, A., Nolf, D., 2015. Tortonian fish otoliths from turbiditic deposits in Northern Italy: Taxonomic and stratigraphic significance. Geobios 48: 249–261. DOI: 10.1016/j.geobios.2015.03.003 PDF

Lin, C.-H., Li, K.-T.*, Chang, C.-W.*, 2013. Identification of Pomadasys species (Pisces, Haemulidae) from an archaeological midden site in Nankuanli East (Taiwan), based on otolith morphology. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61(1): 293–302. PDF

Lin, C.-H.*, 2010. Study of Uranoscopidae otolith morphology from Da-si, Yi-lan County. Journal of National Taiwan Museum 63(2): 17–29. PDF

(B) Journal papers in review/preparation (with drafts) (*Corresponding author, §Lab member/Student)

Kocsis, L.*, Lin, C.-H. New fossil Sciaenidae fish taxa from the Late Miocene (Tortonian – Messinian) of Brunei Darussalam: otoliths of Bruneisciaena and Advenasciaena. In review.

Lin, C.-Y.§, Lin, C.-H.*, Shimada, K. A previously overlooked, highly diverse early Pleistocene elasmobranch assemblage from southern Taiwan. In review.

Lin, C.-H.*, Wei, C.-L., Ho, S.-L., Lo, L.*. Productivity controls mesopelagic fish community over the past 460 ka in the tropical West Pacific. In review.

Dillon, E., Dimitrijević, D., Pier, J., Raja, N., Smith, J., Austin, E., Cybulski, J., De Entrambasaguas, J., Dietl, G., Grether, C., Haldar, H., Kocáková, K., Lin, C.-H., Mazzini, I., Mychajliw, A., Ollendorf, A., Pimiento, C., Regalado Fernandez, O., Smith, I. Taking a pulse after twenty years: What is conservation paleobiology? In preparation.

Mitsui, S.*, Lin, C.-H., Taru, H., Shibata, K. Fossil otoliths from the Late Pleistocene Yokosuka Formation, central Japan, with comments on the northernmost fossil records of two tropical-subtropical fishes: Thrissina setirostris and Chrysochir aureus. In preparation.

Lin, C.-H.*, Chien, C.-W. A new early Pliocene outer shelf fish fauna from southwestern Taiwan. In preparation.

(C) Selected Conference papers (*Corresponding author)

Lin, C.-H.*, 2021. A review of marine fish fossils from Taiwan: exploring their diversity through their fossil records (Oral). 3rd Palaeontological Virtual Congress, 1-15 Dec.

Ou, H.-Y., Lin, C.-Y., Chen, H.-M., Lin, C.-H.*, 2021. First skeletal record of Pagrus major (Sparidae, Perciformes) from the Late Pleistocene of subtropical west pacific, southern Taiwan (Oral). 3rd Palaeontological Virtual Congress, 1-15 Dec.

Lin, C.-Y., Lin, C.-H.*, 2021. A diverse early Pleistocene shark teeth assemblage from southwestern Taiwan (Oral). 3rd Palaeontological Virtual Congress, 1-15 Dec.

Lin, C.-H.*, 2018. Establishing relationship of fossil otoliths through geometric morphometrics: a case study of sciaenid otoliths from the Eocene gulf coast (Poster). 6th International Otolith Symposium, Keelung, Taiwan, 16-20 Apr.

(D) Books, technical reports, and popular science articles

林千翔,2022。出發!搭乘魚耳「石」光機 —— 開箱中研院「海洋古生物實驗室」。中研院院訊特刊-06Link

林千翔,2021從台灣魚類耳石化石研究 談海洋生物多樣性的變動與困境。環境資訊中心Link


林千翔,2020。我能當分類學家嗎?會面臨什麼挑戰?科學月刊(Science Monthly),608期第50–53頁。

林千翔,2019。沉積物中的時空膠囊─魚類耳石。科學月刊(Science Monthly),591期第46–51頁

Lin, C.-H., 2016. Fish otolith assemblages in Recent sea bottoms and in ancient (Eocene and Miocene) fossiliferous deposits: a comparative study of taxonomy and paleoecology. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Bari, Italy, 164 pp. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25003.85283 Link

Lin, C.-H., Chang, C.-W., 2012. Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes. National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung, 416 pp.


Lin, C.-H., 2010. Morphology of Otolith of Living and Fossil fishes from Taiwan. Master thesis. National Taiwan University, Taipei, 207 pp. Link