Tatsumi-toge, Tottori Prefecture (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (35.3° N, 134.0° E: paleocoordinates 36.3° N, 132.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tatsumitoge Member (Ningyotoge Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Age estimated ca. 6.5-5.5 Ma by pollen assemblages

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, gray mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Tottori Prefectural Museum

Primary reference: I. Fujiyama. 1982. Some fossil cicadas from Neogene of Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo, Series C 8:181-187 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153919: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 18.01.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Cicadidae
Graptopsaltria inaba n. sp. Fujiyama 1982 cicada
Tottori Museum 649-072
 Coleoptera - Psephenidae
Eubrianax aff. pellucidus Lewis 1895 water penny beetle