Tadenuma (Miocene of Japan)

Also known as Onohara, Ohnohara

Where: Saitama, Japan (36.0° N, 139.1° E: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 136.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Nagura Formation (Chichibumachi Group), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• 16.4-15.1 Ma. Age after Matsui & Kawabe (2015).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithology not reported

• tropical, shallow, reef

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: H. Fujimoto and O. Sakamota. 1978. A preliminary report on Paleoparadoxia sp. discovered from the Tertiary system of Chichibu basin, central Japan. Bulletin of the Chichibu Museum of Natural History 18:1-10 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 54183: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.09.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
Osteodontornis sp.3 Howard 1957 bird
 Suliformes - Sulidae
Sula sp.2 Brisson 1760 booby
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia tabatai Tokunaga 1939 desmostylian
 Balaenopteroidea -
Diorocetus sp.1 Kellogg 1968 whale