Kakegawa (Pleistocene of Japan)

Where: Shizuoka, Japan (34.8° N, 138.0° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 137.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dainichi Formation (Kakegawa Group), Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• about 2.1 Ma

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithology not reported

• shoreface, high storm activity, gravel bottom, possible alluvial fan?

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: T. Shinamura, M. Oishi, and M. Shiba. 2008. Fragmental mandibles of mysticete cetaceans from the Upper Pliocene of Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Central Japan. Scientific Reports of the Museum of Tokai University 9:1-9 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 98241: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 27.09.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
Pelagornithidae indet. F├╝rbringer 1888 bird
Mammalia
 Balaenopteroidea -
Balaenopteroidea indet. Gray 1868 whale
Balaenopteridae or Eschrichtiidae indet.