Obara (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Okayama, Japan (34.6° N, 134.0° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 131.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• middle Miocene, 14Ma?

Environment/lithology: peritidal; gray, blue siltstone

• These are sediments of intertidal zone from shallow water
• Blue-gray siltstone, including the non-dark-gray siltstone and carbonaceous material

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Fukuchi and S. Suzuki. 2014. Paleoparadoxia from the middle Miocene of Obara, Misaki-cho, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Okayama University Earth Science Reports 21(1):7-11 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 171034: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.07.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
cf. Paleoparadoxia media Inuzuka 2005 desmostylian