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Shiriya, Locality 2 (Pleistocene of Japan)

Where: Aomori, Japan (41.4° N, 141.4° E: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 141.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• No direct dating is available for the fossil localities, but the occurrence of marine vertebrates and the inclusion of marine-originated sediments indicate that the fossil-bearing layers had been deposited near the past sea level (Nakajima and Kuwano 1957; Nakajima 1958; Hasegawa et al. 1988). Therefore, the localities can be correlated to certain marine terrace surfaces; Loc. 2 (7080 m above sea level) can be correlated to the Toei surface (6580 m; MIS 9).

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Y. Hasegawa, Y. Tomida, N. Kohno, K. Ono, H. Nokariya and T. Uyeno. 1988. Quaternary vertebrates from Shiriya area, Shimokita Pininsula, northeastern Japan. Memoirs of the National Science Museum 21:17-36 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 101897: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.01.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

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