West Turkana - Kangaki I (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 102, KG1, Kangaki I,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (4.1° N, 35.7° E: paleocoordinates 4.4° N, 35.5° E)

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

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Kalochoro Tuff (2.36 +/- 0.05) and KBS Tuff (1.88 +/- 0.02); KBS Tuff also dated by Ar/Ar radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: lacustrine, ETE sed env 2: lake_margin ETE event: ., ETE env comment: .
• ETE rock type adj: medium-fine grained, ETE lithology comments: also silt, clay, conglomerate, and dolo-mite

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 21305: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 31.05.1991, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus oswaldi Andrews 1916 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion cf. ethiopicum hipparionine horse
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaena hyaena Linnaeus 1758 striped hyaena
Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: shungurensis
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
"Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti
"Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti Leakey 1943 pig
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-sm
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-medium
Menelikia lyrocera Arambourg 1941 antelope
Aepyceros cf. melampus Lichtenstein 1812 impala
Adenota
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"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki
"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki Schwartz 1932