Nakazato (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Shimane, Japan (36.2° N, 133.3° E: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 131.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Dogo Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; medium-grained sandstone

• lumps of brownish color, medium grains of sandstone

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 52027: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.07.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
? Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Mammalia
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale