USGS D362, Ishigaki-shima - MacNeil (1964) (Eocene of Japan)

Also known as Is-DF-23-55

Where: Japan (24.5° N, 124.3° E: paleocoordinates 28.9° N, 121.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Miyara Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• About 8 ft above D360 and near the top of the conglomerate. Conglomerate bed in bedded volcanics. The Miyara Formation rests on the eerosional surface of an intensely folded Paleozoic formation, and is overlain by the Miocene Yaeyama coal-bearing group. Foraminifera support an upper Eocene age, while molluscs confirm a middle Miocene age

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; pebbly, gray, green, argillaceous, sandy, calcareous conglomerate

• Conglomerate of subrounded to rounded pebbles derived from the Ishigaki Group embedded in a gray, greenish-gray, reddish-brown or tan sandy, clayey, or limey matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by H.L. (1955). Reposited in the USGS of USNM collections

Primary reference: F.S. MacNeil. 1964. Eocene megafossils from Ishigaki-shima Ryukyu-retto. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 399(B):1-14 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41586: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Representative for mollusca
 Clypeasteroida - Protoscutellidae
Protoscutellidae indet. Durham 1955 sand dollar