Ushigasawa (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Akita, Japan (39.2° N, 140.4° E: paleocoordinates 41.9° N, 137.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Sugota Formation (Ogashima Group), Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Sugota bed of Ogashima Group

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Primary reference: T. Shikama. 1966. Postcranial skeletons of Japanese Desmostylia. Palaeontological Society of Japan Special Papers 12:1-202 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 91521: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.09.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
"Desmostylus japonicus" = Desmostylus hesperus
"Desmostylus japonicus" = Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian