West Turkana - Lomekwi V (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 79, LO5, Lomekwi V,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (3.9° N, 35.7° E: paleocoordinates 3.8° N, 35.5° E)

When: Lomekwi Member (Nachukui Formation), Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Lokalalei Tuff (2.52 +/- 0.05) and Tulu Bor Tuff (3.36 +/- 0.04) most fossils from just above Tulu Bor Tuff radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: channel ETE event: ., ETE env comment: upward-fining cycles
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: see Lower Lomekwi Fauna

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

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

Primary reference: J. M. Harris, F.H. Brown, and M.G. Leakey. 1988. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of pliocene and Pleistocene Localities West of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 399:1-128 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21282: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 30.05.1991, edited by John Damuth and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni Brochu and Storrs 2012 crocodile
KNM-WT 38977 (anterior portion of skull)
Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae-lg.
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae-med.
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus brumpti Arambourg 1947 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceros bicornis Linnaeus 1758 black rhinoceros
Ceratotherium simum Burchell 1821 white rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense Eisenmann 1983 hipparionine horse
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta sp. Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Turkana sp. nov.
cf. Crocuta sp. Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: brumpti
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis Leakey 1958 pig
"Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti Leakey 1943 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Ugandax sp. Cooke and Coryndon 1970 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Turkana sp. nov.
Tragelaphus imberbis Blythe 1869 lesser kudu
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: or scriptus
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-med
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-sm
cf. Megalotragus sp. van Hoepen 1932 antelope
Parmularius sp. Hopwood 1934 antelope
Damaliscus sp. Sclater and Thomas 1894 antelope
Hippotragini indet. Sundevall 1845 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hippotragini
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-medium
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-small
Kobus oricornis antelope
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.A-W.Turkana
Aepyceros shungurae Gentry 1985 impala