Lainyamok - excavation (Pleistocene to of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 73, Lainyamok - excavation,

Where: Kenya (1.8° S, 36.2° E: paleocoordinates 1.8° S, 36.2° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene to Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: see Lainyamok - general radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: dry floodplain; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: dry_floodplain ETE event: burrow, ETE env comment: probably near lake marginsee DataSheet
• ETE rock type adj: poorly sorted, buff, ETE lithology comments: massive unit, matrix supported with abundant pebble- and cobble-sized clasts

Collection methods: bulk

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 6, ; ETE museum list: KENYA N.S.

Primary reference: R. Potts, P. Shipman, and E. Ingall. 1988. Taphonomy, Paleoecology, and Hominids of Lainyamok, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 17:596-614 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21277: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 19.06.1991, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Papio sp. Erxleben 1777 baboon
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sp. Linnaeus 1758 human
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp., "Equus grevyi" = Equus (Dolichohippus) grevyi, "Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
"Equus grevyi" = Equus (Dolichohippus) grevyi Oustalet 1882 Grevy's zebra
"Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli Gray 1824 Burchell's zebra
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mellivora capensis Schreber 1776 honey badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Lycaon pictus Temminck 1820 African wild dog
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
Canis mesomelas Schreber 1775 black-backed jackal
Otocyon megalotis Desmarest 1822 bat-eared fox
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758 lion
 Carnivora - Herpestidae
Ichneumia albicauda Cuvier 1829 white-tailed mongoose
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaena hyaena Linnaeus 1758 striped hyaena
 Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus afer Pallas 1766 aardvark
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephantidae indet. Gray 1821 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Elephantidae
 Hyracoidea - Procaviidae
Procaviidae indet. Thomas 1892 hyrax
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: cf. Prohyrax
Procavia sp. Storr 1780 Cape hyrax
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Phacochoerus aethiopicus Pallas 1766 desert warthog
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus 1758 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Bovidae
Taurotragus oryx Pallas 1766 common eland
Madoqua sp. Ogilby 1837 dikdik
Gazella thomsoni Gunther 1884 Thomson's gazelle
Gazella granti Brooke 1872 Grant's gazelle
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini
Damaliscus cf. dorcas Pallas 1766 bontebok
Litocranius walleri Brooke 1878 antelope
Hippotragini indet. Sundevall 1845 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hippotragini
Oryx beisa Rüppell 1835 East African oryx
Hippotragus equinus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1803 roan antelope
Cephalophus sylvicultor Afzelius 1815 yellow-backed duiker
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini
Aepyceros melampus Lichtenstein 1812 impala