Sterkfontein - Member 2 (Pliocene of South Africa)

Also known as ETE Locality 639, Sterkfontein - Member 2,

Where: South Africa (26.0° S, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 26.3° S, 27.3° E)

When: max: zone min: zone zone, 12 Member (Sterkfontein Formation), Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: Members 2-4 probably fall within Gauss (paleomag), these are approximate dates

Environment/lithology: cave; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: ., ETE sed env 2: cave ETE event: ., ETE env comment: karstic, periodic ponding and subaqueous deposits
• ETE rock type adj: pale brown and red, ETE lithology comments: loam, occasional calcite lenses, scattered pebbles and cobbles, poorly sorted, contact is wavy and abrupt

Collection methods: quarrying

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 482, 480, 479, 478, 477, ; ETE museum list: TM

Primary reference: T. C. Partridge. 1978. Re-appraisal of lithostratigraphy of Sterkfontein hominid site. Nature 275:282-287 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21821: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 13.10.1995, edited by John Damuth and Hannah O'Regan

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 Carnivora - Felidae
Megantereon cultridens Cuvier 1824 cat
"Felis caracal" = Caracal caracal Schreber 1776 caracal
Acinonyx jubatus Schreber 1775 cheetah
Panthera pardus Linnaeus 1758 leopard
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaenidae indet. Gray 1821 hyaena
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hyaenidae