West Turkana - Lomekwi IV (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 80, LO4, Lomekwi IV,

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) 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: interbedded sands and silts; see Lower Lomekwi Fauna for details

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 21283: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 30.05.1991, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 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
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae-sm.
Theropithecus brumpti Arambourg 1947 gelada
Parapapio cf. whitei Broom 1940 monkey
Parapapio ado Hopwood 1936 monkey
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: 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
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta sp. Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Turkana sp. nov.
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephantidae indet. Gray 1821 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: brumpti
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Suidae
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis Leakey 1958 pig
Metridiochoerus andrewsi Hopwood 1926 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
Potamochoerus sp. Gray 1854 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.
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
Damaliscus sp. Sclater and Thomas 1894 antelope
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
Kobus sigmoidalis Arambourg 1941 antelope
Aepyceros shungurae Gentry 1985 impala
Adenota
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"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki
"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki Schwartz 1932