Tagaura (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Shimane, Japan (34.9° N, 132.1° E: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 129.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, coarse sandstone

• fine to caorse 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 52020: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.07.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
"Myliobatus sp." = Myliobatis
"Myliobatus sp." = Myliobatis Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Odontaspis macrotus" = Odontaspis macrota
"Odontaspis macrotus" = Odontaspis macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
? Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Mammalia
 Carnivora - Otariidae
? Zalophus sp. Gill 1866 California sea lion
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale