Nagano (Pliocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (31.9° N, 130.6° E: paleocoordinates 32.2° N, 130.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Earliest Pleistocene according to Fujiyama and Iwao, but Nagano and Daiwa floras placed just below Plio-Pleistocene boundary (c. 2.6 Ma) by 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 188975: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Tenebrionidae indet. Latreille 1802 darkling beetle