Hirara (Pliocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (24.8° N, 125.3° E: paleocoordinates 25.1° N, 124.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Tomori Formation (Shimajiri Group), Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Shimajiri Formation according to Oishi and Hasegawa (1995); Shimajiri Group according to Kimara and Hasegawa (2004)

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; limestone

• shallow, restricted marine environment

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Y. Hasegawa, H. Otsuka, and T. Nohara. 1973. Fossil vertebrates from the Miyako Island. Memoirs of the National Science Museum 6:39-52 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55664: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo ? emys Schlegel and Müller 1840 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
"Clemmys cf. mutica" = Mauremys mutica
"Clemmys cf. mutica" = Mauremys mutica Cantor 1842 yellow pond turtle
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Squamata - Colubridae
Elaphe taeniura colubrid snake
 Rodentia - Muridae
 Ungulata - Cervidae
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet. Brandt 1872 whale