Okinawa Island, Okinawa - drift [Nautiloidea] (Holocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (26.7° N, 128.2° E: paleocoordinates 27.3° N, 127.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Drift material. AGE: Holocene-Recent.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; unlithified lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Foreshore.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown lithology (drift of pelagic organism). LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, on the basis of taphonomy.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collection methods: surface (float),

• COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Unknown.

Primary reference: R. Toriyama, T. Sato, T. Hamada and P. Komalarjun. 1965. Nautilus pompilius drifts on the west coast of Thailand. Contributions to the Geology and Palaeontology of Southeast Asia 20:149-161 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 82010: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 20.07.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to nautiloids. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with fairly modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus 1758 pearly nautilus