Kintaichi (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Iwate, Japan (40.3° N, 141.3° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 138.6° E)

When: Shinden Member (Suenomatsuyama Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Middle Miocene, 15 Ma

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• cold water environment

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Oishi, Y. Hasegawa, T. Maruyama, S. Nakashita, and T. Kawakami. 1990. An occurrence of postcranial skeleton of Desmostylus from Kintaichi, Ninohe City, Iwate Prefecture, Northeast Japan. Bulletin of the Iwate Prefectural Museum 8:1-16 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 172170: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.07.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp. Reinhart 1959 desmostylian
Kintaichi Specimen