Sakiyama Peninsula, NS-1 (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Ishikawa, Japan (37.1° N, 137.1° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 135.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. Ohmi. 1986. Three fossil marine mammals from the Neogene of Sakiyama Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture, Central Japan. Chikyu kagaku 40(6):449-452 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 53883: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.09.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Dalatias sp. Rafinesque 1810 dogfish shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Carcharodon sp. Smith 1838 white shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
"Desmostylus japonicus" = Desmostylus hesperus
"Desmostylus japonicus" = Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet. Gray 1821 dolphin
 Pinales - Pinaceae
Pinus sp. Linnaeus 1753 pine