Higashi Karasugawa River (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Fukushima, Japan (37.7° N, 140.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 137.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Tsuchiyutoge Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. Matsui, Y. Kimura, M. Nagata, H. Inose, K. Ikeda, B. L. Beatty, H. Obayashi, T. Hirata, S. Otoh, T. Shinmura, S. Agematsu and K. Sashida. 2018. A long-forgotten ‘dinosaur’ bone from a museum cabinet, uncovered to be a Japan’s iconic extinct mammal, Paleoparadoxia (Desmostylia, Mammalia). Royal Society Open Science 5:172441 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 96896: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.07.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp. Reinhart 1959 desmostylian