Okinawa-Jima (Loc. 43) (Pliocene of Japan)

Where: Okinawa-Jima, Japan (26.5° N, 127.9° E: paleocoordinates 26.8° N, 127.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Y. Yabumoto and T. Uyeno. 1994. Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic fish faunas of Japan. The Island Arc 3:255-269 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 161452: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 05.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

• Authors cite Uyeno et al. 1974
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Isurus paucus Guitart-Manday 1966 mako shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp. de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
 Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae
Pristiophorus japonicus G√ľnther 1870 saw shark