Yoshiba (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Fukushima, Japan (36.8° N, 140.1° E: paleocoordinates 41.0° N, 137.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Goyasu Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: details might be in the paper, but are in Japanese

Primary reference: A. Satoh, K. Hashimoto, and Y. Hasegawa. 1989. Early Miocene desmostylid skull from Goyasu Formation, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Scientific Reports of the Yokohama National University. Section 2: Biological and Geological Sciences 36:57-70 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28589: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.02.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus sp. Marsh 1888 desmostylian