Kamikurukubaru fissure (Pleistocene of Japan)

Also known as Chinen village

Where: Okinawa, Japan (26.1° N, 127.8° E: paleocoordinates 26.1° N, 127.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Naha Formation (Ryukyu Group), Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; travertine

• The specimen was collected in a block of calcareous travertine

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1999-2000

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

• use of 3% formic acid for chemical preparation

Primary reference: A. Takahashi, H. Otsuka, and R. Hirayama. 2003. A new species of Manouria (Testudines: Testudinidae) from the Upper Pleistocene of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Paleontological Research 7(3):195-217 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191058: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 06.01.2018, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Manouria oyamai n. sp. Takahashi et al. 2003 turtle
ESK-6150 (holotype), partial skeleton, including most of the shell and skull; various referred specimens as well
Aves
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Rallina eurizonoides Lafresnaye 1845 slaty-legged crake