Camp Courtney (Pleistocene to of Japan)

Where: Okinawa, Japan (26.4° N, 127.9° E: paleocoordinates 26.4° N, 127.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Naha Formation, Middle Pleistocene to Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• the matrix appears similar to the widely distributed Ryukyu Group [S9] – specifically, subunit 4 of the Naha Formation, formerly also known as ‘Yontan Limestone’, which is the only deposit exposed in the vicinity of the fossil locality

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy limestone

• detrital sandy limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C.-H. Tsai, A. Collareta, E. M. G. Fitzgerald, F. G. Marx, N. Kohno, M. Bosselaers, G. Insacco, A. Reitano, R. Catanzariti, M. Oishi, and G. Bianucci. 2017. Northern pygmy right whales highlight Quaternary marine mammal interchange. Current Biology 27:R1037-R1059 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189317: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.10.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Caperea sp. Gray 1864 pygmy right whale
USNM 358972