Hobetsu (Miocene of Japan)

Also known as Hobetsu-cho

Where: Hokkaido, Japan (41.0° N, 140.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.7° N, 137.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Takinoue Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. Ichishima. 1993. Fossil dolphin from the Middle Miocene Takinoue Formation at Hobetsu-cho Hokkaido, Japan. Bulletin of the Hobetsu Museum 9:37-44 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55921: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.11.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus sp.1 Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Odontoceti - Kentriodontidae
Kentriodon hobetsu n. sp.2 Ichishima 1995 toothed whale