West Turkana - Natoo region (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 91, Natoo region,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (4.3° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 4.2° N, 35.7° E)

When: Natoo Member (Nachukui Formation), Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Lower Koobi Fora Tuff (=Okote Tuff; 1.64 +/- 0.03) &Lower Nariokotome Tuff (1.33 +/- 0.03) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; yellow sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: deltaic, ETE sed env 2: shallow_lake ETE event: ., ETE env comment: upward fining cycles
• ETE rock type adj: pale yellow-brown, ETE lithology comments: also silt; thirteen fining upward cyclessand to silt; interbedded tuffs

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 21294: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 02.04.1992

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet. Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
ETE occurrence; species: Dasyatidae
Actinopteri
 Characiformes - Alestidae
Hydrocynus sp. Cuvier 1816
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
ETE occurrence; species: Aves
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Euthecodon brumpti Joleaud 1920 crocodile
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE occurrence; species: Carnivora
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE occurrence; species: Lagomorpha
 Primates - Hominidae
"Homo erectus" = Pithecanthropus erectus
"Homo erectus" = Pithecanthropus erectus Dubois 1892 human
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE occurrence; species: Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus oswaldi Andrews 1916 gelada
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix sp. Linnaeus 1758 porcupine
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821 horse
ETE occurrence; species: Equidae
Hipparion cf. ethiopicum hipparionine horse
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis cf. mesomelas Schreber 1775 black-backed jackal
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
ETE occurrence; species: Suidae
Metridiochoerus compactus Van Hoepen and Van Hoepen 1932 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
"Hexaprotodon karumensis" = Hippopotamus karumensis Coryndon 1977 hippo
Hippopotamus gorgops Dietrich 1928 hippo
Hippopotamus aethiopicus Coryndon and Coppens 1975 hippo
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Sivatherium maurusium Pomel 1893 giraffe
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Caprini B-W.Turkana
Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Tragelaphus strepsiceros Pallas 1766 greater kudu
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
Gazella praethomsoni Arambourg 1947 gazelle
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Alcelaphini-med
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Alcelaphini-sm
cf. Megalotragus sp. van Hoepen 1932 antelope
Damaliscus sp. Sclater and Thomas 1894 antelope
Connochaetes sp. Lichtenstein 1812 wildebeest
ETE occurrence; species: Turkana sp. nov.
Caprini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Caprini
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Reduncini-medium
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Reduncini-small
Kobus cf. kob Erxleben 1777 kob
Kobus sigmoidalis Arambourg 1941 antelope
Menelikia lyrocera Arambourg 1941 antelope
Aepyceros cf. melampus Lichtenstein 1812 impala