Kudo-Shiraseki (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (35.4° N, 132.9° E: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 131.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Raiji sandstone Member (Fujina Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• lower part of Fujina Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

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 52009: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.07.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus retroflexus Agassiz 1843 mako shark
 Ungulata - Antilocapridae
"Dicrocerus aff. furcatus" = Cosoryx furcatus
"Dicrocerus aff. furcatus" = Cosoryx furcatus Leidy 1869 pronghorn