Kojima (Pleistocene of Japan)

Where: Ryukyu Islands, Japan (27.5° N, 129.0° E: paleocoordinates 27.6° N, 128.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Itokina Formation (Ryukyu Group), Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, yellow limestone

• Hard yellowish travertine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical, acetic,

Primary reference: H. Otsuka. 1990. Fossil deer from the Tokuno island, Ryukyu Islands, Southwest Japan. Journal of National Museum of Science (Japan) 23:185-196 [W. Clyde/W. Clyde/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 48721: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by Will Clyde on 29.03.2005, edited by Evangelos Vlachos and John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Manouria oyamai2 Takahashi et al. 2003 turtle
ESK-6132, a partial nuchal plate
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydinae indet.1 Rafinesque 1815 turtle
Mammalia
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Pentalagus furnessi Amami rabbit
 Ungulata - Cervidae