Takahama (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Fukui, Japan (35.5° N, 135.6° E: paleocoordinates 38.3° N, 132.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Shimo Formation (Uchiura Group), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• 15.7-14.8 Ma. Age after Matsui and Kawabe (2015).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

• tropical, shallow marine euneritic

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. Ichishima and K. Yano. 2008. A mysticete skeleton from the Middle Miocene Shimo Formation, Uchiura Group, Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Memoirs of the Fukui Prefectureal Dinosaur Museum 7:91-104 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 89036: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.04.2009

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp. Reinhart 1959 desmostylian
 Mysticeti -