Kurosawa (Miocene of Japan)

Also known as Yoshii

Where: Gunma, Japan (36.3° N, 139.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 136.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Niwaya Formation (Tomioka Group), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• 14 Ma. Age after Matsui & Kawabe (2015).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; tuffaceous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Y. Hasegawa, Y. Takakuwa, M. Nomura, T. Kurosawa, Y. Sudo and Y. Takayama. 2000. On occurrence of Desmostylian fossils from the Upper part of the Niwaya Formation, Tomioka Group (Middle Miocene), Yoshii town, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Bulletin of the Gunma Museum of Natural History 4:57-66 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75729: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.10.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
"Desmostylus japonicus" = Desmostylus hesperus
"Desmostylus japonicus" = Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp. Reinhart 1959 desmostylian
Kurosawa Specimen
Paleoparadoxia tabatai Tokunaga 1939 desmostylian