Hinigusuku fissure (Pleistocene of Japan)

Where: Okinawa, Japan (26.3° N, 127.8° E: paleocoordinates 26.3° N, 127.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. Kishaba and H. Otsuka

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

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 191061: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 06.01.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Manouria oyamai Takahashi et al. 2003 turtle
ESK-6121 - 6131, 6138: various shell fragments and limb bones