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1 December 2005 Revision of the Pleistocene clupeid fish Clupanodon tanegashimaensis (Saheki, 1929) from Tanegashima, Southwest Japan
YOSHITAKA YABUMOTO, YOKO SAKAMOTO, HIROYUKI OTSUKA
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Abstract

Clupea tanegashimaensis was described by Saheki (1929) on the basis of a single specimen from Sumiyoshi, Katanoyama, Tanegashima Island, Japan. The holotype is reexamined and redescribed with additional specimens excavated from the type locality in 1988 and 1989. This species is not a member of the genus Clupea. It belongs to the genus Clupanodon because of the presence of dorsal scutes and the elongated last dorsal fin ray. The fossil fish fauna from Tanegashima has the potential to be an important basis for understanding the origin and evolution of a number of species in the Pacific coastal fish fauna.

YOSHITAKA YABUMOTO, YOKO SAKAMOTO, and HIROYUKI OTSUKA "Revision of the Pleistocene clupeid fish Clupanodon tanegashimaensis (Saheki, 1929) from Tanegashima, Southwest Japan," Paleontological Research 9(4), 299-304, (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.2517/prpsj.9.299
Received: 13 January 2005; Accepted: 1 September 2005; Published: 1 December 2005
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KEYWORDS
Clupanodon
Clupea tanegashimaensis
Clupeidae
Early Pleistocene
Kagoshima
Katanoyama Member
Masuda Formation
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