Locality 9 - Nanaura Fm, Miike (Eocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (33.1° N, 130.5° E: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 124.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Miike Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Nanaura Fm, which conformably overlies the Toka Fm (Middle Eocene), and is conformably overlain by the Kachidachi Fm (Middle Eocene). THICKNESS: From unit that attains a thickness of ~50 m. AGE: Middle Eocene, based on molluscan biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown part of formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine, siliciclastic environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Sandstone. LITHIFICATION: Presumed lithified on the basis of age.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

• COLLECTOR: Nagao (c. 1928). REPOSITORY: Not stated in text, unknown.

Primary reference: A. Mizuno. 1964. Paleogene and Early Neogene molluscan faunae in West Japan. Geological Survey of Japan Report 204 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71021: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Farly modern nomenclature, and species-level assignments.
Bivalvia
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia nipponica" = Venericardia (Venericor) nipponica
"Venericardia nipponica" = Venericardia (Venericor) nipponica Yokoyama 1911 clam
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
"Orthaulax" japonicus Nagao 1924 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Polinices eocenica" = Neverita eocenica
"Polinices eocenica" = Neverita eocenica Nagao 1928 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Pachychilidae