Location 9 - Tappu Fm, Rumoi (Eocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (44.0° N, 141.9° E: paleocoordinates 46.3° N, 138.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tappu Formation (Tappu Group), Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Tappu Fm of the Tappu Gp, which overlies the Shimokine Fm, a correlative of the Poronai and Shimizusawa Fm. THICKNESS: From bed within formation of unknown thickness. AGE: Late Eocene on the basis of molluscan biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified siltstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Offshore marine, siliciclastic environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Siltstone. LITHIFICATION: Assume to be lithified on the basis of age.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: K. Kubo. REPOSITORY: Unknown, not stated in text.

Primary reference: A. Mizuno. 1964. Summary of the Paleogene molluscan faunas in North Japan. Geological Survey of Japan Report 207 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71043: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for bivalvia and gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Somewhat antiquated, but with species-level identifications.
Bivalvia
 Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia tokudai Takeda 1953 clam
 Protobranchia - Sareptidae