Kasiwado, Kamo-gun, Izu Province (Pliocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (34.7° N, 139.0° E: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 138.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Harada Formation (Shirahama Group), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• The nannofossil assemblage from the Harada Formation in the upper part of this group is characterized by the occurrence of Pseudoemiliania cf. lacunosa, without Reticulofenestra pseudoumbilica and Gephyrocapsa spp. (Okada, 1987). According to Blow (1969) and Okada and Bukry (1980), this group belongs to zones N19 and CN12 (early Piacenzian), according to Akimoto et al. (2012). Utagawa et al. (2015) dated andesite in the underlying Suzaki Formation at 3.62 +/- 0.16 Ma by K-Ar.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified, tuffaceous, calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. M. Hatai. 1940. The Cenozoic Brachiopoda of Japan. Science Reports, Tohoku Imperial University, Series 2 20:1-413 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190825: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 18.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Dallinidae
 Terebratulida - Frenulinidae
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae