Noborito (Pleistocene of Japan)

Also known as Komae City

Where: Japan (35.6° N, 139.6° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 139.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Iimuro Formation (Kazusa Group), Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

• oxidized red and brown clay shales and minor siltstones and sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: H. Taru and Y. Hasegawa. 2002. The Plio-Pleistocene fossil mammals from the Kasumi and Tama Hills. Memoirs of the National Science Museum, Tokyo 38:43-56 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38499: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Otariidae
Zalophus sp. Gill 1866 California sea lion
Eumetopias sp. Gill 1866 Steller sea lion
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Hydrodamalis sp. Retzius 1794 Steller's sea cow
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Stenella sp. Gray 1866 dolphin