Miyanoshita (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Ishikawa, Japan (37.1° N, 136.9° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 135.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Iwori Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Iwori sandstone member of Higashi-bessho stage

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

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 91525: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.09.2009

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Taxonomic list

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