Hannya (Miocene to of Japan)

Where: Saitama, Japan (36.0° N, 139.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 136.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nagura Formation (Chichibumachi Group), Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• The Nagura Formation forms the lowermost part of the Chichibumachi Group, which correlates with foraminiferal zone N8 [51, 110, 111] and thus spans the Burdigalian- Langhian boundary (16.4–15.1 Ma) [20, 54]. (Marx & Fordyce, 2015)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithology not reported

• tropical, shallow, reef

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. Kimura, O. Sakamoto, and Y. Hasegawa. 1998. A cetothere from the Miocene Chichibumachi Group, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Bulletin of the Saitama Museum of Natural History 16:1-13 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 133498: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.09.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp. Reinhart 1959 desmostylian
 Mysticeti -
Parietobalaena sp. Kellogg 1924 whale