West Turkana - Kalochoro V (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 95, KL5, Kalochoro V,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (4.2° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 4.1° 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; see Natoo 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 21298: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 31.05.1991

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Taxonomic list

 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus oswaldi Andrews 1916 gelada
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Metridiochoerus compactus Van Hoepen and Van Hoepen 1932 pig
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle