Shiake (Pliocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (31.7° N, 130.4° E: paleocoordinates 32.0° N, 129.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shiake Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Shigehira flora/Shiake Formation is Piacenzian, c. 3.0 Ma according to Momohara 2016.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: National Science Museum, Tokyo

Primary reference: I. Fujiyama and Y. Iwao. 1975. Late Cenozoic insect faunas in the northwestern region of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Memoirs of the National Science Museum of Tokyo 8:33-50 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 188974: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Scutelleridae
Poecilocoris sp. Dallas metallic shield bug
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
? Anomala sp. Samouelle 1819 scarab beetle