Also known as WF 259
Where: Okinawa, Japan (26.4° N, 127.8° E: paleocoordinates 26.6° N, 127.4° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Naha Limestone Member, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)
• Lower bed in quarry. Upper bed is Yontan Limestone. The lower part of the Riukiu Limestone is called the Naha Limestone. It is of Pliocene age and is seperated from the overlying Yontan Limestone (Pleistocene) by an erosional boundary. The Naha Limestone is not a homogeneous lithologic unit. Most of it is poorly indurated medium to coarse grained lime sand, but other parts of it range from a powdery limestone to a dense nonporous limestone. It ranges in color from nearly white to brownish yellow.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, brown, white, calcareous grainstone and poorly lithified, brown, white limestone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: original aragonite
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Collections held in USNM and UGSG repositories.
Primary reference: F. S. MacNeil. 1960. Tertiary and Quaternary Gastropoda of Okinawa: A comparison of the late Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene Gastropoda of Okinawa with related faunas of East Asia together with a resume of the geological setting of the fossiliferous deposits. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 339 (339)1-148 [A. Miller/C. Ferguson/C. Ferguson] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 42293: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.07.2004
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