Mizunami City (Miocene of Japan)

Also known as Hitoichiba, Tentoku, Terakawado, Ichihara, Oginoshima

Where: Gifu, Japan (35.5° N, 137.1° E: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 134.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. Ichishima. 1993. Fossil dolphin from the Middle Miocene Takinoue Formation at Hobetsu-cho Hokkaido, Japan. Bulletin of the Hobetsu Museum 9:37-44 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55920: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis3
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis3 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Uyenoa benedeni" = Parotodus benedenii3
"Uyenoa benedeni" = Parotodus benedenii3 Le Hon 1871 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus desori3 Sismonda 1849 mako shark
Aves
 Ornithurae -
Odontopterygiformes indet.6 Howard 1957 bird
Mammalia
 Carnivora - Enaliarctidae
"Enaliarctinae indet." = Enaliarctidae2
"Enaliarctinae indet." = Enaliarctidae2 Tedford 1976 pinniped
species A
 Carnivora - Otariidae
Otariidae indet.2 eared seal
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet.4 Cope 1891 whale
Odontoceti indet.4 Flower 1867 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
Physeteridae indet.4 Gray 1821 sperm whale
aff. Aulophyseter sp.1 Kellogg 1927 sperm whale
 Cetacea - Kentriodontidae
Kentriodontidae indet.4 Slijper 1936 toothed whale
aff. Delphinodon dividum True 1912 toothed whale
 Cetacea -
Eurhinodelphis minoensis5 Okazaki 1976 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphis sp.5 Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 toothed whale
sp. A
? Eurhinodelphis sp.4 Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 toothed whale