Ube coal mine (Eocene of Japan)

Where: Yamaguchi, Japan (34.0° N, 131.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.9° N, 126.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ube Group, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. Takai. 1944. Eocene Mammals from the Ube and Hosan Coal-fields in Nippon*. Proceedings of the Imperial Academy 20(10):736-741 [M. Uhen/B. Shipps/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185320: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 18.04.2017, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx ubeensis n. sp. Chitani 1925 softshell turtle
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Desmatotherium grangeri" = Plesiocolopirus grangeri
"Desmatotherium grangeri" = Plesiocolopirus grangeri Tokunaga 1933 tapir