Ooimazato 3 Choume (Holocene of Japan)

Where: Osaka, Japan (34.7° N, 135.5° E: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 135.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Namba Formation, Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; mudstone

• Thus, the estimated age of OMNH-QV4816 is about 8800 to 4000 years before present, which was the age of the Jomon transgression creating the Kawachi Bay (Figure 1).
• the lower alternation of sand and mud deposit, the marine clay middle part, and the sandysilt upper part

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The excavation was made during subway construction, so the locality is the eastern end of Imazato Station

Primary reference: Y. Tanaka and H. Taruno. 2003. Balaenoptera edeni skull from the Holocene (Quaternary) of Osaka City, Japan. Palaeontologia Electronica 20(3.50A):1-13 [J. Alroy/D. Mathieson/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190349: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera edeni Anderson 1879 Eden's whale