Myongchon (Miocene of North Korea)

Also known as Kilju-Myonchon, Kisshu-Meisen in Japanese

Where: Hamgyeongbuk-do, North Korea (41.1° N, 129.4° E: paleocoordinates 41.1° N, 126.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kidong Formation (Myongchon Group), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: F. Takai. 1958. On Cenozoic vertebrates in Korea. International Geology Review 10(1):47-51 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48623: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 24.03.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupea sp. Linnaeus 1758 hering
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros sp. Linnaeus 1758 one-horned rhinoceros
 Proboscidea -
"Gomphotherium annectens" = Hemimastodon annectens
"Gomphotherium annectens" = Hemimastodon annectens Matsumoto 1924 proboscidean
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale