Omoto Area, Aketo Formation, Honshu (Cretaceous of Japan)

Where: Iwate, Japan (39.9° N, 142.0° E: paleocoordinates 54.0° N, 138.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Aketo Formation (Miyako Group), Early/Lower Albian (112.0 - 109.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: I. Hayami. 1975. A systematic survey of the Mesozoic Bivalvia from Japan. The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, Bulletin (10) [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40317: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine N├╝rnberg on 22.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Carditida - Astartidae
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Mesosaccella insignis pointed nut clam