Tsuyama (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Okayama, Japan (35.1° N, 134.0° E: paleocoordinates 38.5° N, 131.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Yoshino Formation (Katsuta Group), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• 17.9+-2.1 Ma. Age after Matsui & Kawabe (2015).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithology not reported

• bay, shallow

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Oishi and Y. Hasegawa. 1995. A list of fossil cetaceans in Japan. The Island Arc 3:493-505 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76044: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.11.2007

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia tabatai1 Tokunaga 1939 desmostylian
Tsuyama Specimen
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet.2 Brandt 1872 whale