Fugeshi-gun (Loc. 5) (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Hokuriku, Japan (37.3° N, 137.1° E: paleocoordinates 39.9° N, 134.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Maenami Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• Fine-grained calcareous sandstone and pebbly conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The described specimens are reposited at the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kanazawa University.

Primary reference: H. Karasawa. 1989. Late Cenozoic Elasmobranchs from the Hokuriku district, central Japan. The Science reports of the Kanazawa University 34(1):1-57 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 161494: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 06.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
"Isurus planus" = Oxyrhina plana
"Isurus planus" = Oxyrhina plana Agassiz 1856 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Cetorhinidae
Cetorhinus maximus Gunner 1765 basking shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
One fragmental tooth specimen (KUE1068)
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus desori, "Isurus hastalis" = Carcharodon hastalis
Isurus desori Sismonda 1849 mako shark
"Isurus hastalis" = Carcharodon hastalis Agassiz 1843 white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis volax, "Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus cuspidatus" = Carcharias
Odontaspis volax sand tiger shark
"Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus cuspidatus" = Carcharias sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus priscus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp. Reinhart 1959 desmostylian