Kamikoshikijima (Kamikoshiki Island) (Eocene to of Japan)

Also known as Satsumasendai, Kagoshima

Where: Japan (31.8° N, 130.3° E: paleocoordinates 37.7° N, 123.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nakakoshiki Formation (Kamikoshiki Group), Early/Lower Eocene to Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 37.2 Ma)

• late Early and/or early Middle Eocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. Miyata, Y. Tomida, K. C. Beard, G. F. Gunnell, H. Ugai and K. Hirose. 2011. Eocene mammals from the Akasaki and Nakakoshiki formations, western Kyushu, Japan: Preliminary work and correlation with Asian Land Mammal Ages. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 49(1):53-68 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 183076: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 30.11.2016

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Coryphodontidae
Coryphodontidae indet. Marsh 1876 pantodont
 Rodentia -
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Brontotheriidae "Gen. et sp. nov. B" Marsh 1873 brontothere
 Carnivora - Miacidae
Miacidae indet. Cope 1880 carnivoran
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
Hyopsodus "sp. nov. B" Leidy 1870 condylarth