Maka & Belohdelie (Pliocene to of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 995, Maka & Belohdelie,

Where: Ethiopia (10.5° N, 40.6° E: paleocoordinates 10.3° N, 40.4° E)

When: Kalaloo Member (Sagantole Formation), Zanclean to Zanclean (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: "Max age = 3.89+/-.02 (At-1 or VT-1,Ar/Ar&Ca/K dating);Min age based on correl of fauna w/radiomet dated sites" radiometric intage_max,

Environment/lithology: lacustrine

• ETE sed env 1: lacustrine, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: diatoms suggest lacustr conditions
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: "gravelly sand, sand, clay, silt, diatomites, and diatomaceous clays"

Collection methods: ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 85, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: E. S. Vrba and J. Gatesy. 1994. New antelope fossils from Awash, Ethiopia, and phylogenetic analysis of Hippotragini (Bovidae, Mammalia). Palaeontologia Africana 31:55-72 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22174: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 19.04.1999, edited by Hannah O'Regan

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Taxonomic list

Sidihakomai sp.
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: mak - original species name "sp. nov."
Howelli sp.
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: mak - original species name "sp. nov."
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
ETE occurrence; species: Testudines
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
 Primates - Hominidae
Hominidae indet. Gray 1825 ape
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hominidae
Australopithecus sp. Dart 1925 australopithecine
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
 Dermoptera - Galeopithecidae
Galeopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 colugo
 Rodentia - Thryonomyidae
Thryonomys sp. Fitzinger 1867 cane rat
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Chasmaporthetes sp. Hay 1921 hyaena
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE occurrence; species: brumpti
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium cf. bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis Leakey 1958 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
Kolpochoerus afarensis Cooke 1978 pig
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Ugandax sp. Cooke and Coryndon 1970 antelope
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope