Iwayame (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Shimane, Japan (35.4° N, 132.9° E: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 130.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kuri Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous shale

• calcareous shale

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. Hirota. 1979. A list of vertebrate fossils from the Shimame Prefecture. Fossil Club Bulletin 13:21-27 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 52003: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.07.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupeidae indet. Bleeker 1859 hering